5-9 Sophomore Goalkeeper
Birmingham, Ala. (Briarwood Christian)
All-Central Region (1998) Academic All-SEC (2000) First in Career
GAA (0.87), Third in Career Saves (110), Third in Career Shutouts
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
A Sophomore (2000): Received a medical redshirt for the second straight
season after tearing her ACL while playing with her summer club team.
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.
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.
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
Knowing: Lauren Amanda Whitt ... Born 3/24/80 ... Daughter of Jay
and Sabre Whitt ... Major is Human & Organizational Development.