Sarah Griffith honored for record-setting women’s soccer season

Sarah Griffith honored for record-setting women’s soccer season

WEST LAFAYETTE – Considered one of the top scorers in women’s college soccer, Purdue’s Sarah Griffith was named Big Ten Forward of the Year heading into the conference tournament. 

The second-seeded Boilermakers will host No. 7 seed Ohio State on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Folk Field. 

Griffith is the second player in program history to be recognized as the Big Ten Forward of the Year and the fifth to earn a player of the year honor. She leads the conference and ranks fourth nationally with 14 goals, tying for the most in program history. 

In Big Ten play, Griffith led the league with nine goals, three game-winning goals and 20 points, with two assists. She scored a goal in eight of 10 conference games, had a point in all but one conference contest and had a goal in seven straight matchups. 

 The native of Naperville, Illinois has 24 career goals and nine game-winning goals. 

Purdue forward Sarah Griffith (35) kicks the ball during the second half of an NCAA women's soccer match, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021 at Folk Field in West Lafayette.

Griffith is joined on the All-Big Ten First Team by sophomore midfielder Emily Mathews. Senior goalkeeper Marisa Bova and senior defender Skylurr Patrick were named to the second team. Senior midfielder Grace Walsh collected third-team honors. 

Purdue’s five All-Big Ten Team honors are its second-most in the team’s 24 seasons. A total of four Boilermakers were recognized between 2011 and 2020.

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