Name: Cat Whitehill
Jersey number: 4
Date of birth: Feb. 10, 1982
Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.
Last club: Boston Breakers (WPSL Elite)
How acquired: Signed as a free agent in February 2013
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.
With Atlanta: In 2011, 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 ... Started 59 games in her three-year Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) career, logging 5,304 minutes.
With the Washington Freedom: Started 23 matches for the Freedom in 2010 ... Scored one goal and tallied two assists ... Played all 120 minutes of playoff match vs. the Philadelphia Independence ... In 2009, started in 19 games ... Scored three goals and added two assists.
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.