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    Whitney Pitalo
    Whitney  Pitalo

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Salem, Ore.

    High School:
    South Salem HS

    Height:
    5-8

    Position:
    Defender

    Experience:
    3V

    Major:
    Nongovermental Organizations and Social Change

    11/17/2015

    Molen Headlines 11 Trojans Earning Pac-12 All-Academic Honors

    Sophomore Nicole Molen was named First Team Pac-12 All-Academic honors.

    10/25/2015

    No. 24 USC Defeats Colorado in Convincing 3-0 Fashion on Senior Day

    The Trojans celebrated eight seniors competing in their last regular season home game at McAlister Field.

    10/25/2015

    No. 24 USC Defeats Colorado in Convincing 3-0 Fashion on Senior Day

    The Trojans celebrated eight seniors competing in their last regular season home game at McAlister Field.

    11/21/2014

    A Women's Soccer Program Record 12 Earn Pac-12 All-Academic Honors

    Sophomore Moriah Earley led the way as a second team selection.

    10/27/2014

    Hoey and Pitalo Named USC Credit Union Student-Athletes of the Week

    Whitney Pitalo was also named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week

    2014: Pitalo became a mainstay in the defensive unit by the end of the 2014 season, appearing in 19 games, starting 11 games, including the last 10-straight as the Trojans made a run at their first NCAA Tournament since 2010...Earned Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention for the second-straight season (2013).

    2013:
    Pitalo appeared in 17 games, making four starts for the Women of Troy as a sophomore.

    2012: Pitalo played in all 19 games and started six as a freshman... Scored two goals... First career goal as a Trojan was vs. Saint Mary's... Also scored at Arizona.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Pitalo competed in soccer, basketball and track and field at South Salem High in Oregon... Was a three-time all-league first-teamer and three-time all-valley selection...Named 2010 and 2011 Offensive Player of the Year by the Statesman Journal... Honored as 2011 Female Athlete of the Year by Salem Sports and Breakfast Club... Earned first-team all-state honors from The Oregonian in 2010 and 2011... A nominee for Oregon Sports Awards 2010 Prep Athlete of the Year... Scored 66 goals and had 47 assists in career, including 24 goals and 19 assists as a senior... Played club for Cascade FC, Osurego Southside and Portland Rain, winning State Cup with Cascade in 2008... Competed for Region IV and Oregon ODP... An honor student.

    PERSONAL: Pitalo is majoring in NGOs and Social Change minoring in social entreprenuership... Parents are Thomas and Jeanette... Has four siblings, Ben Johnson and Valerie, Alicia and Holly Pitalo... Enjoys hiking, yoga and spending time with family and friends... Lists Jess McDonald of the Portland Thorns as her biggest sports hero "because she fights hard on the field and is kind off it"... Favorite foods are teriyaki and Mexican food...Favorite TV show is Madmen...Favorite artists are Reggea-SOJA, Iration, J Boog...Would like to travel to Switzerland and Sweden... Hopes to work with non-profits after graduation... Active with Athletes in Action, member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Sigma Theta honor society member... Born Jan. 25, 1994.

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