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Sara Whalen

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WUSA founding player and US Women's National Team member, Sara Whalen is one of the fastest and hardest working players in the world, and truly a Soccer Diva.


Full Name: Sara Eve Whalen

Team: New York Power

Height: 5'6"

Born: April 28, 1976 in Natick, MA

College: University of Connecticut

High School: Harborfields High School, MA

Career Highlights:

Currently: Starting defender for the WUSA New York Power. Played in all 21 games of the 2001 season, playing defender, midfield and forward. Recently returned from a serious off season injury inflicted during an exhibition game; Sara suffered a broken rib as well as a punctured lung, thankfully her recovery is effectively complete, and she is back in action and making her presence known.

National Team: Appeared in 23 games for the U.S. National team during the 2000 season, registered seven starts and recorded four goals and six assists for 14 points. Played in 18 games, scoring two goals with three assists in 1999 for the U.S. National Team. Played the most minutes of any of the reserves on the 1999 Women’s Cup championship team, including the entire overtime in the Woman’s World Cup Final. Played in 17 games as a reserve for the USA in 1998, scoring her first international goal against Iceland on May 8, 1998. Started all three games at outside fullback for the USA at U.S. Women’s Cup ’97. Currently tied for 18th on National Team Caps with 65. Debuted with the U.S. team on the Nike Victory Tour in April of 1997.

College: Played at the Univ. of Connecticut from 1994-’97. Named to Soccer America’s College Team of the Decade for the 1990’s. Scored both goals in the 1997 NCAA Final Four semifinal match against Notre Dame, as UConn won 2-1 to record one of the biggest upsets in NCAA Women’s soccer history by defeating the previously unbeaten Irish. NSCAA First-Team All-American in 1995, ‘96 and ’97 and the NSCAA Player of the Year for 1997. Won the Honda Award for soccer in 1998, the NCAA’s highest Academic/athletic honor. Started every game for UConn during her career and holds the career record for games played with 99. The 1995 and ’96 Big East Defensive Player of the Year at sweeper for the Huskies.

Miscellaneous Accomplishments:

Education psychology major at UConn.

Was recently put on the Sports Illustrated Worlds top 25 sexiest female athletes.

Attending Fordham University to get her masters in School Psychology.




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