Women's Soccer

    9 Orianica Velasquez  
    Orianica Velasquez


    Bogota, Colombia

    High School:
    Colegio Americano De Bogota




    Hoosiers Host Michigan State On Senior Day

    The six seniors on the women's soccer team will be recognized prior to the game


    Golden Boot Up For Grabs At Purdue

    The Hoosiers have won the last two meetings against the Boilermakers


    Hoosiers At Iowa, Nebraska This Weekend

    Indiana will play at Iowa on Friday and at Nebraska on Sunday


    IU Hosts Michigan in Think Pink Game

    The game will start at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday at Bill Armstrong Stadium


    East Coast Swing Next For Hoosiers

    Indiana will play at Rutgers on Thursday at 7 p.m. and at Maryland on Sunday at 1 p.m.


    Highlights from games vs. PSU, Purdue and MSU

    Highlights from games vs. PSU, Purdue and MSU


    The duo talks about connecting for two goals against Missouri State

    Velasquez and Candler talk about connecting for two goals vs. Missouri State and look forward to the trip to California this weekend.

    2012 (Senior)
    • Third Team All-Great Lakes Region by the NSCAA
    • Second Team All-Big Ten
    • Finished fourth on the career points list at IU with 64
    • Also tied for fourth in career goals (26) and tied for eighth in career assists (12)
    • Is the school record holder for career shots (261)
    • Her 10 career goals in Big Ten play are tied for second-most in IU history
    • With 25 career points in Big Ten play, she is tied for second in IU history

    Played in 18 games, making 18 starts ... tied for the team lead with seven goals, including 2-for-2 on penalty kicks ... also tied a career-best with four assists ... missed the first game of the season against Arkansas State while returning from participating in the 2012 Olympic Games in London ... in her first game of the season, against Ohio, she carded a goal and a assist ... credited with two assists in a victory over Missouri State ... scored a goal on a penalty kick against Indiana State ... recorded a goal against Illinois ... scored a goal against Penn State ... tallied two goals - one on a penalty kick - in a win over Purdue ... registered a goal in a 2-0 win over Minnesota ... named Academic All - Big Ten.

    Enters the 2012 season 7th on IU career points list (46), 5th in goals (19) and 3rd in shots (198).

    SUMMER 2012
    Helped her native country of Colombia to make its first-ever appearance in the Olympics in women's soccer ... also became the first Indiana Women's Soccer player to participate in the Olympics ... she started all three games of pool play for the Colombians ... they opened the Olympics on July 25 with a 2-0 loss to North Korea ... followed that up with 3-0 loss to the United State on July 27 ... closed out their stay in London with a 1-0 loss to France ... in the three games, she collected a total of nine shots.

    2011 (Junior)
    Was in the starting lineup for all 19 games ... led the team with seven goals and two assists ... had one game-winning goal (Oakland) ... her 16 points were also a team-best ... finished her junior year with 46 career points to move into seventh on the IU career list ... scored a goal in the season opener against Evansville ... found the back of the net in game two against Butler ... posted the game-winning tally against Oakland ... put home her fourth goal of the season against Western Michigan ... her fifth goal of the season came against Marquette ... was credited with the equalizer in a 2-1 win over Nebraska ... scored her seventh goal against Purdue and also added an assist ... assisted on the Hoosiers goal against Michigan State ... named Academic All-Big Ten.

    SUMMER 2011
    Participated in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany with the Colombian National Team ... it marked the first-ever appearance in the World Cup for Colombia ... came on as a substitute in the second half against the United States and had an immediate impact as she produced the Colombian's best scoring chance of the match in a losing effort ... started and played all 90 minutes against North Korea, a match that ended in a 1-1 draw to give Colombia its first ever point in World Cup play.

    2010 (Sophomore)
    Started in each of the 17 games she played ... had seven goals, four assists, and 75 shots attempted for the season ... took 31 shots on goal ... had one goal and fired eight shots in a 3-0 win at Evansville (8/20) ... had a game winning goal and an assist in a 6-0 win at Butler (8/29) ... dished out an assist and had three shots on goal in a 2-1 win against Western Michigan (9/1) ... had a penalty kick goal and an assist against Texas A&M (9/10) ... fired in one goal during a 1-1 tie against Kent State (9/17) ... had a game winner in a 2-1 win against Central Michigan (9/19) ... dished out an assist at Purdue (10/7) ... had one goal versus Michigan (10/17) ... scored a goal in a 3-2 victory at Iowa (10/24) ... had six shots at Penn State (10/28) ... named Academic All-Big Ten.

    2009 (Freshman)
    Sat out the first game of the season but was inserted into the starting lineup for the final 18 games ... led the team with five goals ... also added a pair of assists for a total of 12 points, the third-best on the team ... led the team with 45 shots with 22 of them being on goal ... found the back of the net in her first career game against Evansville ... registered an assist the next time out against Central Michigan ... was named Big Ten co-Offensive Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week on Sept. 21 after scoring all three goals in a 1-0 win over Butler and 2-0 win over Green Bay ... assisted on the lone goal in 1-0 victory over No. 20 Michigan State ... scored the second goal in a 2-0 win against Iowa with 10 seconds remaining.

    Attended the Colegio Americano De Bogota in Columbia ... also played for the Colombian U-20 National Team on three occasions and on the Senior National team twice ... led the Bogota Girls Soccer Club to a pair of championships ... was a member of the Colombian National Indoor soccer team ... Parents are Tomas Velasquez and Yanis Herrera

    Major: Health Administration
    Birthdate: Aug. 1, 1989



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