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42   Dan Whipple
Dan Whipple

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Longmeadow, Mass.

High School:
Longmeadow

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195

Position:
D


  • 2006 Dan Whipple Photo Gallery

    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: Team Captain
    Named second-team All ECAC Performer ... Named to All-New England Second Team ... Face-Off Magazine Preseason Hon. Mention All-American ... Local product was the starting long-stick defensive midfielder, who played on face-off wing as well ... Started 12 of 14 games in 2007, playing 13 overall ... Led team in groundballs with 52, third on the team with 13 caused turnovers ... In finale at Rutgers (5/5) had four groundballs ... On Senior Day , had four groundballs and helped hold #12 Syracuse (4/28) to just seven goals ... Played strong defense at Fairfield (4/24) with three groundballs ... Named ECAC Defensive Player of the Week on April 16 ... Tied career-high with eight groundballs at Hobart (4/14), as he helped defense to hold Hobart's top scorers at bay. Game was 50th of his career as he also had two caused turnovers ... Grabbed groundball on overtime face-off leading to Brett Garber's game-winning goal to beat Penn State (3/31) ... Scooped up 100th career groundball at #11 Loyola (3/24), as he corralled five groundballs ... Four groundballs vs. Brown (3/17) before getting hurt ... Scooped five groundballs at Albany (3/13) ... Six groundballs against Yale (3/3).

    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
    

    Career Highs
    Assists/Points: 1 at St. John's, 4/8/06
    Groundballs: 8 vs. St. John's, 4/9/05 & at Hobart, 4/15/07

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