Lauren Whitt
5-9 Sophomore Goalkeeper
Birmingham, Ala. (Briarwood Christian)

NSCAA All-Central Region (1998) Academic All-SEC (2000) First in Career GAA (0.87), Third in Career Saves (110), Third in Career Shutouts (8)

Made huge strides during the spring after missing the past two seasons with ACL injuries...Extremely good on crosses and holding the ball...Reads the game well...Truly a leader on the field who organizes the defense well.

As A Sophomore (2000): Received a medical redshirt for the second straight season after tearing her ACL while playing with her summer club team.

As A Sophomore (1999): Started in the first game of the season, but was injured 85 minutes into the game ... Missed the rest of the season with a torn ACL; earned a medical redshirt.

As A Freshman (1998): Earned NSCAA Third-Team All-Central Region honors ... Named to Soccer Buzz's Freshman All-American team (honorable mention) and the All-Central Region freshman team ... Invited to the USYSA/Adidas Cup in February and played for the U-19 US Youth Soccer Select team; earned the most valuable goalkeeper award, started three games and made 12 saves in the tournament ... Attended the U-21 USA Women's Soccer National Team Training Camp in January ... Played in the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada, with the U-20 USA Women's Soccer National Team and won the gold medal ... Started in goal for the Commodores in the first game of the season at UAB...Recorded her first career shutout in VU's 6-0 win over Auburn...Had a season-high seven saves against Texas...Made seven saves against both Florida and South Carolina...Recorded her second shutout of the season against the Gamecocks...Limited No. 1 North Carolina to one goal, making 11 saves in the game to set a career-high...Earned her second shutout of the season against No. 10 Virginia...Named to the Lady Vols Soccer Classic All-Tournament team for her play against North Carolina and Virginia...Also received SEC Player of the Week honors (Week 5), the first Vanderbilt freshman to earn the award...Named College Soccer Weekly Player of the Week (Oct. 5)...Shut out Tennessee, 1-0, with nine saves in the game...Earned her sixth shutout of the season in VU's 6-0 win over Louisville...Helped Vanderbilt get its seventh and eighth shutout of the season with wins over LSU and Alabama in the SEC Tournament ... Also played with the Tophat '98 Region III team which placed second at regionals during the summer.

High School/Club: The starting keeper who recorded 75 career shutouts in 118 games started ... With 24 shutouts and a 0.10 GAA her senior year, she helped her team to its second state championship title and a 26-1 record ... Had 19 shutouts and a 0.20 GAA to claim the state title her junior year ... Named the Alabama State Championship MVP in 1995 when her team was the runner-up ... Named all-state and All-Metro in 1994-98 ... In 1998 she earned the Gatorade Circle of Champions Alabama High School Girls Soccer Player of the Year and Birmingham News Alabama Girls Soccer Player of the Year honors ... Played on the Alabama State ODP Team in 1996-98 ... Led her club team, Tophat, in 1997 to the Georgia State Cup, North American National Championship, Washington Area Girls Soccer Super Flight Championship and Orange Classic Premier Flight Championship, in which she was named the tournament MVP ... Also helped Tophat place third at nationals in 1998.

Worth Knowing: Lauren Amanda Whitt ... Born 3/24/80 ... Daughter of Jay and Sabre Whitt ... Major is Human & Organizational Development.


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