Whitney Engen
3
Defender
  • Tyresö FF
  • 5' 7";
  • 11-27-1987
  • Torrance, CA
  • North Carolina

 

Allocated to the Houston Dash prior to the 2014 NWSL season. Will join the team following Tyresö FF's UEFA Women's Champions League campaign.

2014 NWSL:  Has appeared in 6 games (6 starts)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Played for the Pali Blues (W-League) in 2009 … Taken fourth overall by the Chicago Red Stars in the 2010 WPS Draft … Started all 24 games for the Red Stars and played all but four minutes of the season … Signed with the Western New York Flash in 2011 and played a key role in helping the team to the WPS regular season title and the WPS championship …Named the WPS Defender of the Year and to the 2011 WPS Top XI … At the end of the 2011 WPS season, joined Swedish team Tyresö FF on loan… Played with the Pali Blues in the W-League during the summer of 2012 … Signed with English club Liverpool Ladies for the 2013 FA WSL season, helping the team to their first league title … Moved back to Tyresö FF in Sweden at the conclusion of the WSL season to take part in the team's UEFA Women's Champions League campaign … Scored a backheel goal off Tyresö and Dash teammate Meghan Klingenberg's free kick vs. Fortuna Hjørring in the Round of 16 on Nov. 14, 2013

INTERNATIONAL: U.S. international (12 caps) … 2014: Started, played 78 minutes in 1-0 win vs. Canada on Jan. 31 (left due to injury) … 2013: Became a regular in the national team set-up in 2013, appearing in eight matches … Scored first international goal against China PR at 2013 Algarve Cup on March 8 in 5-0 U.S. victory … 2011: Made first two international appearances in 2011 Algarve Cup …  YOUTH NATIONAL TEAMS: Played for U.S. U-20s and U-23s

COLLEGE: A four-year starter at UNC, she played in 107 games in her career, starting 105 … Began career as a forward before moving to central defense in her junior year … ACC All-Academic Team (2006-08) … ACC All-Freshman Team (2006) … ACC All-Tournament Team (2006, 2008) … NCAA All-Tournament Team (2008, 2009) … NSCAA First Team All-American (2009) … First Team All-ACC (2009) … ACC Defensive Player of the Year (2009) … College Cup Defensive MVP (2009) … NCAA Division I National Champion (2008, 2009)

PERSONAL: Political Science major at UNC