Cat Whitehill - Defender

Name: Cat Whitehill
Position: Defender
Height: 5-7
Jersey number: 4
Date of birth: Feb. 10, 1982
Age: 33
Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.
Citizenship: USA
Last club: Boston Breakers (WPSL Elite)
How acquired: Signed as a free agent in February 2013
Follow on Twitter: @catwhitehill4
Professional: In 2014, started and played all 24 games she appeared in, both tied her for first in the NWSL ... Only player on team to play all 24 games ... Also a career single-season high for games played ... Logged 2,101 minutes, most on the team and third most in the league, and the most she's registered in a single season of her professional career ... Registered one assist. It came on Aug. 10, 2014 in a 2-0 win at home over Portland Thorns FC ... When she took the field on May 3, 2014, at Sky Blue FC, it marked the 100th professional appearance of her career ... Her start on May 18, 2014 against Chicago at home marked the 100th start of her professional career ...  In 2013: One of only three Breakers to play in all 22 games ... Only player on team to start all 22 games ... Logged a team-high 1,978 minutes, which was also tied for fourth most in the league ... Tallied one goal and two assists ... Lone goal came against the Washington Spirit, a 5-2 win on July 27 ... Appointed player coach on Aug. 2 after the Breakers parted ways with coach Lisa Cole ... As player/interim coach, she guided the Breakers to a 2-1-1 record in the final four games of the regular season. In 2012: With the Breakers, anchored a back line that led the team to the WPSL Elite regular season championship ... Played 14 games, starting 13 ... Logged 1,190 minutes, ranked third highest on team ... In 2011, with the Atlanta Beat in Women's Professional Soccer (WPS), played every minute in 17 out of 18 matches ... Second highest minutes for the Beat at 1,530 ... Took 10 shots, three on goal. Played two seasons with the Washington Freedom prior to joining the Atlanta Beat ... In 2010 with the Washington Freedom, started 23 matches ... Scored one goal and tallied two assists ... Played all 120 minutes of playoff match vs. the Philadelphia Independence ... In 2009, started in 19 games for the Freedom ... Scored three goals and added two assists ... Started 59 games in her three-year Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) career, logging 5,304 minutes ... In six professional seasons combined, has logged 10,573 minutes, made 120 appearances, and started 118 games.
International: Scored 11 goals in 134 for the USWNT ... Member of 2004 gold medal winning U.S. squad at Olympic Games in Athens, Greece ... Member of third place U.S. squads at the 2003 and 2007 Women’s World Cup ... In 2007, led the U.S. in minutes played (2,116) and played every minute of all six Women’s World Cup matches, one of only two players to accomplish that feat ... Played in five games at the 2004 Olympics, starting three ... Only defender to score two goals in a World Cup game (2003 vs. North Korea) ... Most assists in a year by a defender (2007) ... U.S. Soccer Young Athlete of the Year in 2003 ... Made her first appearance with the U.S. on July 6, 2000, vs. Italy … Scored first goal on March 17, 2001, vs. Norway.
College: Member of 2000 and 2003 NCAA Champion Tar Heels squads ... M.A.C. Hermann Award winner in 2003 ... Honda Sports Award winner in 2004 ... Two-time NCAA Tournament Defensive MVP (2000, 2003) ... Four-time NSCAA All-American (2000-2003) ... Three-time ACC All-American ... Member of four ACC championship Tar Heels squads.
Scholastic/Club: Member of 2005 W-League Champion New Jersey Wildcats ... W-League Defender of the Year in 2005 ... Played four years at Briarwood Christian School ... Named a Parade All-America selection (1999, 2000) Four-time All-State selection ... Two-time Gatorade Soccer Player of the Year for the State of Alabama

Personal: Daughter of Formerly Cat Reddick, she married Robert Whitehill on Dec. 31, 2005 ... Did color commentary for ESPN at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany.


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