Schmeisser Memorial Cup Candidate
Whittenberg's Honor Roll
On Whittenberg: One of the nation's premiere defenders ... continues to work hard to improve his off-ball game ... a good cover guy ... an amazing athlete who plays especially well on the ball ... has incredible strength and determination ... will fight for every groundball ... transferred from the Air Force Academy prior to the 2005 season.
As a junior (2006): Second team USILA All-American ... All-ACC honoree ... caused two turnovers in 10-4 season opening victory at No. 7 Georgetown (2/25) ... one groundball and one caused turnover in 8-7 overtime win at No. 1 Duke (3/4) ... turned in an outstanding performance, marking Steve Mull, one of college lacrosse's best playmakers, in 9-6 win over No. 15 Towson (3/11) ... caused a career-best five turnovers vs. the Tigers and picked up four groundballs ... helped the Terp defense shutout Towson for the first 36:32 of the game ... turned in one of the best performances of his career in 7-6 loss in double overtime to Bucknell (3/14) ... set his career high with six caused turnovers and tied his personal best with give groundballs vs. the Bison ... shutout All-American Brendan Mundorff in 9-4 victory at UMBC (3/18) ... caused three turnovers and picked up two groundballs vs. the Retrievers ... two groundballs and a caused turnover in 14-2 win over Dartmouth (3/21) ... helped the Terp defense hold the Big Green scoreless for 53:32 and without a shot for the first 23:04 of the game ... marked UNC's All-America candidate Ryan Blair in 9-6 win at North Carolina (3/25), holding him to a goal and an assist ... picked up four groundballs vs. the Tar Heels ... three groundballs and two caused turnovers in 15-5 loss to No. 1 Virginia (4/1) ... one groundball in 7-6 loss to No. 8 Navy (4/8) ... another outstanding performance in 11-4 win at No. 6 Johns Hopkins (4/15) ... held Kevin Huntley, Hopkins' leading scorer, without a point and picked up four groundballs and caused two Blue Jay turnovers ... helped lead the Terp defense to a first-half shutout of Sacred Heart in an 18-2 Terp win (4/18) ... caused three turnovers and picked up two groundballs in 10-9 win over North Carolina (4/28) in the ACC Semifinals ... five groundballs and a caused turnover in 11-5 loss to No. 1 Virginia (4/30) in the ACC Finals ... caused two turnovers and picked-up a groundball in 12-4 win over No. 10 Penn (5/6) ... tied his career high with five groundballs in 16-8 win over No. 12 Denver (5/13) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... also caused five Pioneer turnovers ... tied his career high with six caused turnovers in 11-6 win over No. 9 Princeton (5/21) in the NCAA Quarterfinals ... also had four groundballs vs. the Tigers ... three groundballs and a caused turnover in 8-5 loss to No. 10 UMass (5/27) in NCAA Semifinals.
Before Maryland: Transfer from the Air Force Academy ... named the Falcons' defensive MVP and rookie of the year ... second team all-GWLL honors ... four-year letterwinner at Lake Braddock ... 2003 US Lacrosse high school All-American ... team MVP and captain ... first team all-region and all-district ... Washington Post honorable mentional all-Metro.
Personal: Nickname is Whit ... son of Karl and Susan Whittenberg ... brother of Carolyn ... also recruited by Virginia, Cornell and Air Force ... hobbies include trap shooting and motocross ... proficient in classical guitar ... was first chair and section leader ... majoring in criminology.