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A starting defender for Connecticut as a freshman last year, Paige Liebel has joined
Purdue women's soccer as a transfer and is slated to be eligible immediately for the
upcoming season.

Liebel played in 17 of UConn's 19 games in 2017, making 16 starts. She logged 1,529
minutes to rank fourth on the team. She did not play in the Huskies' first and final
games of the season, but went the distance in 15 straight from Aug. 27 to Oct. 22.

A native of St. Petersburg, Florida, Liebel was a three-year varsity letterwinner at
Canterbury School of Florida. She was the salutatorian of her graduating class as
well as an AP Scholar and National Honor Society member. She also played for the
Tampa Bay United ECNL club, helping it win the 2015 United States Youth Soccer
national championship. The club was a USYS national finalist the year prior and a
two-time Florida State Cup champion in 2015 and 2016.

Transfers have enjoyed success at Purdue under fourth-year head coach Drew Roff.
Gabby LaMere (2015-17), Hannah Leinert (2015-16) and Dagny Olson (2015-16) were all
multi-year starters for the Boilermakers after joining the program in time for
Roff's first season in 2015. Together that trio combined to make 78 career starts
for Purdue.

Liebel helped lead Connecticut to shutout wins on the road at Tulsa and Central
Connecticut State in 2017. She also went the distance in five overtime games,
highlighted by wins vs. Arkansas and Houston. She made her first collegiate start in
a road game at Rutgers.