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Mitchell Whalen

Defense
Position
6'1''
Height
170 lbs.
Weight
Sophomore
Class
Buford, Ga.
Hometown
Buford
High School

TIFFANY ON WHALEN
2020 – “The walk-on process is complete with daunting odds, uncertainty and little support.  Mitch attacked it with little hesitancy, making an impact thanks to his speed and on-ball aggression.  Serving as a long-stick midfielder, Mitch is embracing the learning process of our schemes.  As his off-ball acumen is enhanced and his voice within in our schemes becomes emboldened, playing time can be realized.”

2020
• Appeared in two of UVA’s six games
• Made collegiate debut against Lehigh
• Also saw time against Air Force, picking up a ground ball

HIGH SCHOOL
• Was a long-stick midfielder and defenseman at Buford High School
• Earned three letters in lacrosse, four in swimming & diving and one in cross country
• First-team all-state at LSM with 105 ground balls, 32 caused turnovers and 14 points in 2018
• Gwinnett County Co-Defensive Player of the Year in 2019
• Picked up 75 ground balls, caused 32 turnovers and scored nine points in 2019 as a senior
• Two-time scholar-athlete
• Three-time Georgia state qualifier in swimming and a state finalist in 2019 in relay events
• Ran the 5K in cross country during the 2017 season

PERSONAL
• Son of Brenda and Brian Whalen
• Has two brothers, Max and Fritz, and one sister, Cyrena
• Was high school salutatorian in 2019
• Earned AP Scholar with Distinction honors and was a STAR Student
• Was part of the Principal’s Honor Roll every semester of high school
• Enjoys hiking and backpacking with friends and family
• Enjoys playing pickup basketball