Name: Whitney Engen
Sport: Soccer
Position: Defender
Height: 5-7
Weight: 143
DOB: 11/28/1987
Birthplace: Torrance, Calif.
Hometown: Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.
High School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School (Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.) ‘06
College: University of North Carolina ‘09, Political Science
Team/Club: Boston Breakers
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (2016)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 5th
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – gold
  • Years of Participation: 2015
  • Medals: 1 (gold)
Personal: Daughter of Christopher and Kimberly Engen...Has one brother, Taylor...Plans to attend law school after her soccer career...Named to the Dean’s List five times at the University of North Carolina...Nickname is “Whit”...As a child, wanted to be a gymnast “more than anything in the world”...Played youth soccer with Christen Press, who was also selected to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Women’s Soccer Team...An avid reader, favorite genres include science fiction, thrillers and historical fiction...Loves to play all types of games – board, dice, card – anything that is competitive.