Seeing Some Familiar Faces Again

Saturday before heading over to the softball complex for a doubleheader I walked over to the Purdue Soccer Field to see part of the alumni game. I did not see anything about it posted this year, but heard that it was happening. I got there just in time to see the very end of the game, but it was nice to see some familiar faces with Purdue Soccer gear on again. One of my favorites to photograph was Hadley Stuart. As a photographer you don’t have any favorite players, but some just lend themselves to making good photos. Akeem Hunt was like that on the football field. You had to try to make a bad photo of him playing the game. Hadley was like that in soccer. She just had a way of playing that made for great photos. It was fun to photograph here one more time. This was a small group of alumni, and I was not around when some of them played, but I am starting to recognize them from these alumni games. This is a cool tradition that Purdue has to help show the current team a little of the history of Purdue soccer.

Head Coach Drew Roff

This was my first time seeing the new Purdue Soccer Coach Drew Roff in person. He gave a speech thanking the alumni for coming out after the game. Having that as my only thing to go off of he seems like a good guy who has a plan for Purdue soccer. It would be nice to see him guide the team back to the Big Ten Tournament and beyond.

Bonus Photos

Here are a few bonus photos from the match that I liked. As I said I only saw the last little bit of game time, but I was able to capture some action shots. I put up a small gallery on my website here from the match.


About Pinola Photo

I am a sports and lifestyle photographer based in West Lafayette, IN home of Purdue University. I cover sports for Big Ten teams as well as other colleges. You can follow me on twitter @pinolaphoto. You can also view my website at

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