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