Carissa Damler
Carissa  Damler


Brownsburg, Ind.

High School:




A Year to Remember for VB

Purdue enjoyed one of its most remarkable seasons in program history in 2017


Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics


VB Set for No. 13 Utah

Purdue is set for its 10th match of the season against a ranked opponent


VB Advances with Win Over High Point

Purdue advances to 12-0 in NCAA Tournament openers under Dave Shondell


VB Takes on Panthers in NCAA Opener

Purdue is 11-0 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament under Dave Shondell

2016: Saw action in all 33 matches, starting 17 ... tallied 1.80 digs per set ... posted double-digit digs in six matches, including a career-best 14 vs. Howard ... dished out 40 assists, including season-best four vs. Coastal Carolina, at Notre Dame and vs. Illinois ... served up 11 aces ... made good on 95 percent of 330 serve reception chances.

2015: Academic All-Big Ten ... saw action in 10 matches ... recorded 14 digs, one ace and one assist ... posted season-best six digs vs. Ball State ... served up an ace vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

2014: Redshirted the season.

High School: A two-time all-conference selection, garnering accolades each of her last two seasons ... earned the defensive specialist award on her Brownsburg High School team her junior and senior seasons ... led team in aces and was among the top five in the state for digs as a junior ... a four-year letterwinner under coach Bob Yeager ... a semi-state finalist in cross country as a rookie ... Honorable Mention Academic All-State selection as a senior ... a four-year honor roll member ... a two-year National Honor Society member ... plays club volleyball for the Circle City VBC.

Personal: Full name is Carissa Angeline Damler ... born June 9, 1996 ... parents are Chuck and Marie Damler ... has four sisters: Christen, Collette, Corinne and Cecilia, and one brother: C.J..

Favorite things
Favorite sweet treat: Red Velvet Cheesecake
Favorite ice cream flavor: Mint Chocolate Chip
Favorite holiday: Christmas
Favorite sport besides volleyball: Football
Favorite sports team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Favorite Athlete: Steph Curry
Favorite TV show: Orange is the New Black Series
Favorite Movie: Les Miserables
Favorite Book: The Notebook by Nicolas Sparks
Favorite Musical Artist: Chris Brown or Wiz Khalifa
Favorite type of pizza: Pepperoni Stuffed Crust Pizza
Favorite Actor & Actress: Morgan Freeman & Rachel McAdams
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite place on campus: My bed
Favorite city: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Favorite outdoor activity:Star Gazing or Tubing
Favorite animal/furry friend: My dog, Teddy
Favorite class at Purdue: EDPS
Favorite Purdue professor:Kristie Niffenegger


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