Lipka on Stipetich: "Whitney is a good, hard-nosed defender who will gain a lot learning from our experienced backs."
Pre-College: Three-year letter winner at Liberty High School ... 2003 First-team All-State defender ... Co-captain in 2001 and 2002 ... First-team All Suburban Big 8 Conference honoree in 2001 and 2002 ... Missouri 4A All-District 16 Team selection in 2001 and 2002 ...All Northland First-team selection in 2001 and 2002 ... Kansas City Star All-Metro Team Honorable Mention selection in 2001, Missouri 4A All-State Second-team selection in 2002 and honorable-mention selection in 2001 ... Missouri 4A Western Region Team honoree in 2001 and 2002 ... Member of the 2002 Missouri State U17 Olympic Development Team and 2000 Region II Olympic Development Composite State Team ... Played with UK sophomore Liz Butler on Gags Pritchard's KCFC Alliance Revolution club team ... Three-year letter winner in tennis ... Three-year Suburban J.V. Conference Doubles Champion from 1999-2001 ... Three-year member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Whitney Rae Stipetich... Born March 26,1985 ... Parents are John and Jennifer Stipetich ... Lists winning the Ian Rush tournament in Wales as her most memorable moment in sports... Chose UK because of the quality of the academics and because of the UK coaches and players ... Chose the Wildcats over Creighton and Iowa.