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20   Erika Whiston
Erika Whiston

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Athol, Mass.

High School:
Athol

Height:
5-6

Position:
F

Birthdate:
04/08/1981


AS A JUNIOR IN 2001: Played in 18 games, making 14 starts... Took 20 shots... Her 15 points (six goals, three assists) were second on the team and seventh in the Atlantic 10... Recorded four points (two goals) in A-10 action, which placed her 10th in the league... Scored the team's only goal in a shutout of Temple... Picked up a goal and an assist in games against Northeastern and New Hampshire... Also scored against Rhode Island, Boston University and Connecticut... Tallied an assist versus Harvard.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2000: Played in all 23 games, starting 22... Scored one goal on 21 shots... Lone goal came in victory over Albany... as a freshman in 1999: Played in all 24 games, starting three... Took 12 shots.

BEFORE UMASS: Played for Kathy Horrigan at Athol (Mass.) High School... Three-time Western Massachusetts All-Star... Four-time league all-star... Team MVP as a junior and senior... Member of 1997 Bay State Games gold medal squad... Scored 81 points (33 goals, 15 assists) as a junior and was the second-leading scorer in Western Massachusetts... Had a career total of 162 points (61 goals, 40 assists) at Athol... Was class secretary all four years... Also played basketball and ran track at Athol.

PERSONAL: Erika Lyn Whiston... Daughter of John and Angie Whiston... Born April 8, 1981... Sociology major.

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