College: Engen won three titles in four years at the University of North Carolina (2006, 2008, 2009) … In four seasons at UNC, played 105 games, starting 103 of them from 2006-2009 … Finished with a career total of 19 goals and 27 assists … As a senior in 2009, won the 2009 Honda Sports Award in soccer, designating her as the nation's top collegiate female athlete in the sport … A 2009 first-team NSCAA and Soccer America All-America and 2009 first-team All-ACC selection … Scored one goal and had three assists for five points …As a junior in 2008, had a tremendous year, moving into the starting role at center back after playing her first two years as a starting striker ... Started all 28 games and led the team in minutes played with 2,518 ... Played the last 1,211 minutes of the season without taking a break ... Recorded three assists … Named a second-team All-America by Soccer Buzz and a third-team All-America by the NSCAA ... Was a second-team All-ACC honoree ... Was named to the All-Tournament Teams at both the NCAA College Cup and the ACC Tournament ... As a sophomore in 2007, named to the All-ACC Academic team, the ACC Honor Roll and to the Dean's List in both semesters ... appeared in 23 of 24 games during the season, starting all 23 games she played in ... produced the third-highest point total on the team with 20 ... scored six goals and had eight assists during the year … As a freshman in 2006, played in 27 games for the Tar Heels ... started 24 of those games in her freshman season ... was Carolina's third-leading point producer with 37... tied for second on the team in goals with 12 and in assists with 13 … A Soccer Buzz second-team freshman All-America selection ... Earned a spot on Soccer America's second-team All-Freshman squad ... a Top Drawer Soccer first-team All-Freshman Team honoree ... Made the All-Tournament Team at the 2006 ACC Tournament ... A 2006 ACC All-Freshman Team choice ... Named to the ACC All-Academic Women's Soccer Team.
International: Has been capped 29 times and has scored four goals for the U.S. Women’s National Team … 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Champion ... Named to the 2015 U.S. FIFA Women's World Cup roster, her first World Cup selection … In 2014, took a big step forward with the WNT in her third year with the program, playing 1,051 minutes in 13 games while starting 11 … She scored two goals, finding the net against Mexico on a header off a corner kick that was assisted by childhood friend and youth soccer teammate Christen Press, and against Guatemala on a header from a set play in the opening match of the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship, where she helped the USA secure its berth to the Women’s World Cup … 2013: Had her best year for the WNT to date, playing in eight games at center back while starting seven … Scored her first international goal on March 8 against China PR at the Algarve Cup in Portugal … 2012: Did not play in a match for the U.S. WNT … 2011: Earned her first two senior team caps, coming off the bench against Norway and Finland during group play at the Algarve Cup in Portugal … Trained extensively with the team in the lead up to the Women’s World Cup … 2010: First call-up to the senior team came in March of 2010, and she trained with the team during matches against Mexico in San Diego and Salt Lake City, Utah … Also called in to train in October of 2010 during two friendly matches against China … Youth National Teams: Played for the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team in 2009 … Played with the U.S. U-20s in 2006 and 2007 … First Appearance: March 4, 2011, vs. Norway … First Goal: March 8, 2013 vs. China PR.
Scholastic/club: One of seven Tar Heel freshmen who were ranked among the Top 25 recruits in the nation by Soccer Buzz in 2006 … Graduated from Palos Verdes Peninsula High School in Rolling Hills Estates, Calif. on June 15, 2006 ... lettered for two years as a forward and attacking midfielder on the varsity soccer team ... named high school's Most Valuable Offensive Player as a freshman and Most Valuable Player as a sophomore … Played for the Pali Blues of the USL W-League … Played youth club for Slammers FC, winning back-to-back state and regional titles in 2004-05 ... Took part in two national championships with the Slammers, taking second in 2004 and third in 2005 ... Won two ODP national titles with the Cal South ’86 State Team.
Personal: Born Whitney Elizabeth Engen … daughter of Chris and Kim Engen … born November 28, 1987 in Torrance, Calif. ... has one brother, Taylor, 19 … her mother was a scholarship tennis player at UCLA.