9  Arlan Whittle
Arlan Whittle

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Peachtree City, Ga.

High School:
McIntosh HS

Height:
5-5

Position:
M/D


2008:Started every game at defender...One of only three players on the team to start all 23 games with all three being on defense. First on the team in minutes played with 2,016. Was a part of the Catamount defense that held a six-game shutout streak during the season including a 1-0 win over ranked opponent South Carolina 1-0...Scored the game-winning goal in the contest off a corner kick to upset the Gamecocks. Named to the Southern Conference All-Conference second team and named for the second straight year to the Fall Academic All-Conference team...Also made the All-Tournament Team for her second time in her career.

2007: Started all 20 matches she appeared in... One of only three players on the team to start all 20 games on the season... Scored a goal in the 2-1 win over UNC Asheville... Amassed a team-high 1,825 minutes of playing time for the year, averaging over 91 minutes played per game, including every minute of the three overtime games for the team... Was a key part of the Catamount defense that allowed an average of less than one goal per game during the year... 2007 Southern Conference Fall Academic All-Conference Team member...Was named the 2007 Women's Soccer Team MVP

2006: Played in 21 matches and started 20 ... Voted to the 2006 Southern Conference All-Tournament Team ... Named to the TIAA-CREF Fall Academic Team ... Led the club in assists, tallying five assists, accounting for five points and taking six shots ... Ranked sixth in the Southern Conference for assists ... Collected a season-high two assists against UNC Asheville.

2005: Only one of four players to start each of the 24 matches and one of two that are returning ... Recorded seven points as a freshman defender, including one goal and five assists, scoring points in six of Western's 24 matches ... Helped WCU record a school-record 13 shutout victories ... Tallied her first career points in her fifth game, dishing out an assist on a cross that was headed by Keevy Harris and scored by Emily Pierce in a 2-0 win over Longwood (9/9/05) ... Scored her first career goal in the 2-1 home loss to UNC Greensboro (9/21/05) ... Ten minutes into the contest, Meghan Reilly crossed a corner kick in front of the net where Emily Pierce settled and dished to Whittle for her first career tally ... Was named to the SoCon All-Tournament team for her play on defense, helping Western secure a pair of shutout victories ... Named to the WCU Dean's List for both the fall of 2005 and spring of `06 ... Also listed on the SoCon's Academic Honor Roll.

High School: Scored three goals and dished out 34 assists (40 points) during her high school career ... Tallied a career-high two goals during her senior season, also setting seasonal career bests in assists with 15 helpers ... Was a two-time team defensive MVP (2004, 2005), helping McIntosh High to four-consecutive conference regular season and tournament championships ... Captured the Georgia state 5-A Championship as a junior and 4-A title as a senior ... Was named the 2003 Iron Woman as a sophomore ... Graduated with honors in 2005, ranked in the top 12 percent of her graduating class ... Was a member of the BETA Club and both the Math and French Honors Society.

Club: Helped her squad -- the 87 Lazers Elite -- win the Atlanta Cup each year from 2001 through `04 ... Was a Region III Premier East Champion in 2003-04 and won the Georgia State Championship every year from 2000 through 2003.

Personal: Full name is Arlan Marie Whittle ... Daughter of Jim and Tenley Whittle ... Has a younger brother, Jimmy ... Has not yet declared a major.

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