|Hometown:||West Des Moines, IA|
U.S. National Team
Recently traveled to La Manga, Spain with the Under-20 U.S. National Team in March of 2009 ... Has been involved with the U.S. National Team program since the U-15 level ... Traveled to Spain with the U-18s in 2008 ... Member of the U-16 team that traveled to Holland in April of 2006.
Appeared in 21 matches, making five starts ... Tallied one point on the season, assisting on the game-winning goal in a 5-0 victory over Fresno State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Member of a UCLA defense that ranked No. 1 in the country in goals against average (0.23) ... Helped the team surrender just six goals in 25 matches ... Team also posted a school record 19 shutouts ... The Bruin defense never allowed more than one goal in any match ... Ended the season with four shots.
First-team Parade All-American ... Two-time Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Iowa (2007 and 2008) ... Listed as the No. 16 recruit nationally by Soccer Buzz ... Two-time NSCAA/adidas Youth All-American (2006 and 2007) ... Four-year letterwinner at Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa ... Helped her team to four state championships and a perfect 78-0 record during her career ... Three-time All-State Elite Team selection ... School's all-time leading scorer with 58 goals and 36 assists ... Three-time team MVP ... Team captain as a senior ... High school team was ranked as high as No. 7 nationally ... Played club soccer for the Chicago Magic ... Helped the Magic to an Illinois State Cup championship in 2007 ... Traveled to Brazil with the Region II ODP Team ... Also earned four varsity letters in track ... Ran relays and sprints.
Full name is Whitney Krisann Sharpe ... Born Jan. 5, 1990 in Des Moines, Iowa ... Parents are Jeremy and Judy Sharpe ... Brother's name is Spencer ... Admires former track star Steve Prefontaine.