ON WHIPPLE: Senior Captain ... Preseason Honorable Mention All-American by Inside Lacrosse/Face-Off Magazine ... An outstanding long-stick defensive midfielder, great speed ... excellent athlete, who runs well and cover well ... understands the defensive schemes at the highest level ... has a knack for knocking down opponent passes and intercepting passes creating opportunities for the offense ... works on man-down and in 6-on-6 situations as well as on the face-off wing ... a hard-nosed performer, who leaves it all on the field ... has continued to get stronger and physical ... has a tremendous attitude as a defensive team player ... will be looked at for even more success this season.
AS A SENIOR IN 2007:
AS A JUNIOR IN 2006: Starting long-stick defensive midfielder, who played on face-off wing as well ... played in all 18 games scooping 36 groundballs along with 28 caused turnovers, second-best on the team ... in NCAA Semifinal win vs. Maryland (5/27), helped key defense in holding three of Terps' top four scorers without a point in win ... against Maryland, had two groundballs and two caused turnovers in the game ... had three caused turnovers and two groundballs at Cornell (5/13) in NCAA First Round ... tremendous defensive game vs. Rutgers (5/6), forcing four turnovers and grabbing three groundballs ... started on close defense at Syracuse (4/29) and had two groundballs ... helped force Fairfield (4/25) to turn the ball over in the final minutes leading to miracle comeback, also had two groundballs ... sensational defense at Georgetown (4/22) with four caused turnovers and three groundballs ... great game at St. John's (4/8) with first-career assist, four groundballs and three caused turnovers ... scooped three groundballs vs. Sacred Heart (3/21) ... had season-best four groundballs and three caused turnovers vs. Albany (3/14) ... Opened year with three groundballs vs. Hofstra (2/26.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2005: Saw action in all 16 games as a long-stick defensive midfielder and played on face-off wing... third on the team in groundballs with 39 and third in caused turnovers with 19... had three groundballs at Hopkins (5/21) in NCAA Quarterfinal... picked up a groundball in the win over Syracuse (5/15) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament... caused three turnovers and picked up two GBs at Rutgers (5/7)... snagged four groundballs at Harvard (4/26)... picked up a groundball vs. Georgetown (4/23)... scooped up three groundballs at Hobart (4/16)... named to the ECAC Honor Roll (4/10)... vs. St. John's (4/9), scooped up eight groundballs and caused four turnovers... picked up two groundballs in the win against Penn State (4/2)... snagged four groundballs and caused four turnovers at Loyola (3/26)... registered two groundballs at Sacred Heart (3/22).. picked up three groundballs vs. Brown (3/19)... caused three turnovers and picked up two GBs at Albany (3/15)... scooped up two groundballs in the win vs. Stony Brook (3/12)... snagged two groundballs at Hofstra (2/26).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2004: Appeared in seven games for the Minutemen playing as a reserve defensemen.
BEFORE UMASS: A four-year letterwinner at Longmeadow High School, where he played for coach John Rauseo... dished out seven assists and led team to a 16-5 record... finished career with 23 points (3 g, 20 a)... played goalie his junior season, posting a 17-5 mark with a .720 save percentage... was named All-League three times and All-Western Mass. three times... won Outstanding Male Athlete Award at Longmeadow, and was MVP of the Mt. Snow Tournament as a sophomore... team advanced to Western Mass. Finals twice and state finals once... played in the 2003 Western Mass. All-Star Game... lettered three times in basketball and soccer and once in football... football team won the Super Bowl, posting a 12-1 mark his senior season.
PERSONAL: Daniel James Whipple... son of Jim and Gina Whipple... born March 5, 1985 in Springfield, Mass. ... sister Jen (25) works in the athletics marketing office at Villanova after a stint at UMass ... majoring in Sociology.
Career Statistics Year GP/GS G A Pts. Shots EMG GB CT Pen 2004 7/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0:00 2005 16/0 0 0 0 0 0 39 19 8/6:30 2006 18/1 0 1 1 1 0 36 28 5/4:00 2007 13/12 0 0 0 0 0 52 13 2/1:00 Totals 54/13 0 1 1 1 0 127 60 15/11:30
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