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Whitney Church

Teams: Washington Spirit
Position: Defense
Hometown: Ashburn, VA
Age: 25 (04/30/1993)
Height: 5'5''
College: Penn State

[+NWSL Player Stats]

The Spirit selected Whitney Church with the 30th overall pick in the 2015 NWSL College Draft.


2017: During her third season with the Spirit in 2017, she appeared in 22 games, totaling 1,980 minutes of playing time on the back line. She was named the NWSL Player of the Week for Week 20 of the season, after scoring the first goal of her NWSL career to help rally the Spirit to a 2-1 road victory over Sky Blue FC. 2016: Played in 11 regular season games, 7 starts, totaling 610 minutes in the regular season…Played all 120+ minutes of both post season matches 2015: Selected by the Washington Spirit 30th overall in the 2015 NWSL College Draft…Played 16 games, starting 15, in the regular season plus the Spirit’s semifinal match…totaled 1364 minutes in the regular season.


2014: M.A.C. Hermann Trophy award semifinalist, NSCAA All-America first team honoree ,First team NSCAA All-Great Lakes pick, Big Ten Defender of the Year ,All-Big Ten first team selection … 2013: NSCAA All-Great Lakes second team selection … All-Big Ten second team honoree … 2012: NSCAA All-Great Lakes first team selection … Selected to the All-Big Ten first team … Named Big Ten Defender of the Year … Played and started in all 27 contests for the Nittany Lions … 2011: Earned All-Big Ten Freshman Team honors.

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