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5  Whitney Sharpe
Whitney Sharpe

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
West Des Moines, Iowa

High School:
Valley

Last College:
UCLA

Height:
5-7

Position:
D

Experience:
TR


2010 - JUNIOR SEASON
Played in 16 matches with 13 starts ... named All-Big 12 second team and selected to the Big 12 All-Newcomer team ... missed four matches due to injury and only played four minutes vs. Missouri ... played 1220 minutes ... has two shots ... played every minute in 10 matches, including five straight - Rice, Ole Miss, No. 3 Notre Dame, North Texas and Oral Roberts ... played all minutes at Oklahoma, at No. 12 Okahoma State and vs. Colorado and vs. Nebraska ... played 44 minutes at Baylor before going down with an injury ... returned and played 42 minutes vs. No. 10 Oklahoma State in quarterfinals of Big 12 Championship.

2009 - SOPHOMORE SEASON AT UCLA
Saw action in 13 games, while making one start ... made her one start in the season opener against North Carolina ... notched her one point on the season off an assist against Cal State Northridge ... attempted on shot total, which came against Oregon State ... the Bruins posted 12 total shutouts ... team posted an .866 goals-against-average ... squad only allowed more than one goal in four matches, including all three UCLA losses ... Bruins advanced to their seventh-consecutive NCAA College Cup.

2008 - FRESHMAN SEASON AT UCLA
Appeared in 21 matches, while making five starts ... Bruins claimed the Pac-10 title and advanced all the way to the NCAA College Cup ... totaled one point on the season off an assist on the game-winning goal in a 5-0 victory over Fresno State in the first round of the NCAA Championship ... UCLA ended the season ranked No. 1 in the country in goals against average (O.23) ... team only surrendered six goals in 25 matches ... squad also posted a school-record 19 shutouts and never allowed more than one goal in any match ... attempted four shots.

AMATEUR CAREER
Traveled to Chicago to play for the Magic Soccer Club that won the Illinois State Championship seven times during her tenure ... played with the Eclipse soccer team that was the national runner-up in 2009 ... was a member of the Region II ODP team that traveled to Brazil ... has also been involved with the U.S. National Team since the U-15 level ... traveled to Spain with the U-20 national team in March of 2009 ... had previously visited Spain with the U-18 squad in 2008 ... was a member of the U-16 team that traveled to Holland in April 2006.

VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
One of the top nation's top recruits coming out of Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa ... listed as the No.16 recruit nationally by Soccer Buzz ... a first team Parade All-American selection ... a two-time NSCAA/Adidas Youth All-American in 2006 and 2007 ... three-time all-state elite team selection ... two-time Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year her junior and senior years ... Valley won the state soccer title in each of her four years and was 78-0 during that span ... school's all-time leading scorer with 58 goals and 36 assists ...was named the team's MVP three times ... team captain as a senior ... Valley was ranked as high as No. 7 nationally ... was also a member of the varsity track team all four years, participating in relays and sprints ... relay teams won state titles in the distance medley and 4x400 meter relays in 2005.

PERSONAL
Born Jan. 5, 1990, to parents Jerry and Judy Sharpe ... has a younger brother, Spencer ... father is a lawyer and a graduate of Columbia in New York ... involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Athletes in Action, and church activities ... exercise and sports science major.

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