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Whitney Church
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Whitney Church

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Ashburn, Va.

High School:
Broad Run

Height:
5-5

Position:
D

Birthdate:
04/30/1993


04/14/2014

Penn State Wraps Up Successful Spring Season

The Nittany Lions went undefeated without conceding a goal through five spring games

12/04/2013

Five Nittany Lions Earn NSCAA All-Great Lakes Recognition

Penn State has placed five players on the all-region team in each of the past three seasons

11/25/2013

BLOG: Lions Come Up Short Against Wake Forest

Penn State ends the season with a 15-7-1 record

11/21/2013

No. 24 Lions Face Wake Forest in NCAA Second Round on Friday

The Nittany Lions are 11-4-0 in second round matches all-time

11/15/2013

Fourth-Seeded Lions Shut Out Monmouth, 3-0

Costa sets career-high with 10th goal of the season

11/17/2013

Penn State vs. Monmouth November 15, 2013

Penn State vs. Monmouth November 15, 2013

11/30/2012

Penn State vs. Florida State (AP)

Penn State vs. Florida State (AP)

NSCAA ALL-GREAT LAKES FIRST TEAM (2012)
BIG TEN DEFENDER OF THE YEAR (2012)
ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM
ALL-BIG TEN FRESHMAN TEAM (2011)

2012
NSCAA All-Great Lakes first team selection ... Selected to the All-Big Ten first team ... Named Big Ten Defender of the Year ... Played and started in all 27 contests for the Nittany Lions ... Contributed one assist to help lift the Lions over Wisconsin (9/16) ... Netted two goals, including the game-winner, against Minnesota (9/30) ... Tallied one goal against Michigan (11/18) in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.

2011
Made 26 appearances with 15 starts in the midfield for Penn State...Earned All-Big Ten Freshman Team honors...Scored one goal and one assist on 14 shots...Made collegiate debut at then-No. 2 Stanford (8/19)...Named to Virginia Nike Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team...Started first collegiate game at Bucknell (9/20)...Assisted on game-winning goal against second-place and then-No. 22 Illinois (9/25)...Scored first collegiate goal, a game-winner vs. Nebraska (10/14).

U.S. NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE
Participated in three training camps for the U.S. U-17 squad in 2009.

BEFORE PENN STATE
Rated the No. 2 defender in the country and 10th-best player in the 2011 class by TopDrawerSoccer.com ... Named to the 2010 NSCAA All-Region team ... Helped lead Broad Run High to three-straight State, Region and District Championship from 2008-10 coached by Claire Collins ... Earned VHSL AA State, Region and District Player of the Year in 2010 ... Named to the All-State first team in 2009 and 2010 ... Earned 2010 Spring All-Met Player honor ... All-Met honorable mention in 2009 ... Earned three letters in soccer.

CLUB EXPERIENCE
Played club soccer with the Loudoun U-18 squad coached by Randy May ... Team earned third place at the Disney Showcase ... Participated in Virginia ODP from 2005-10 while being apart of the Region 1 pool from 2007-10 ... Member of Virginia ODP trip to Germany as well as Region 1 ODP trip to Portugal and Spain.

PERSONAL
Full name is Whitney Marie Church ... Born April 30, 1993 in Fairfax, Va. ... Parents are Donna and Ricki Church ... Majoring in education.

Year GP-GS Goals Assists Points GWG Shots
2011 26-16 1 1 3 1 14
2012 27-27 3 1 7 1 10
2013 22-20 4 1 9 1 22
TOTALS 75-62 8 3 19 2 46
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