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Whitney Kanavel
Player Profile:
Whitney Kanavel 1262723
Position: Midfield
Height: 5'7"
Year: Junior
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Santa Teresa
Major: Psychology
Experience: 3 Letters


• Played in 47 career games (17 starts).

• Became a full-time starter in the Sun Devil midfielder as a senior. Career scoring stats included three goals and one assist for seven points.

• Had breakout season as a junior, playing in 20 contests, including first start of career.

• Earned Second-Team Pac-12 All-Academic honors her last two seasons (2014-15).

• Two of her three career goals came in back-to-back NCAA Tournament contests (vs. NAU, Nov. 15, 2014 & vs. Kentucky, Nov. 21, 2014). The third goal was the game-winning goal (via penalty kick) in ASU’s 2-1, double-OT win at No. 18 Washington in 2015.


• Played in 17 games with 16 starts (logged 90 more or more minutes 10 times).

• Season came to a premature end after getting injured late in the second half of ASU’s win at Colorado (Nov. 1).

• Scored the third goal of her career (via penalty kick) in the 105th minute of ASU’s 2-1, double-OT win at No. 18 Washington.

• Earned Second-Team Pac-12 All-Academic recognition for the second consecutive season.


• Played in all 20 games with one start.

• Recorded two goals and one assist.

• Made the first start of her career and ASU’s season opener vs. Texas (Aug. 22).

• Assisted on teammate Aly Moon’s first career goal in ASU’s 4-2 win at Hawaii (Aug. 24).

• Scored the first goal of her career in ASU’s First Round NCAA Tournament contest vs. NAU (Nov. 15).

• Added the second goal of her career the next week in ASU’s Second Round NCAA Tournament game vs. Kentucky (Nov. 21).

• Earned Pac-12 Second-Team All-Academic recognition.


• Competed in six games.

• Played a season-high 15 minutes in ASU’s game at eventual national champion UCLA (Oct. 18).


• Played in four contests as a freshman (at Missouri - Aug. 31, at Kansas - Sept. 2, vs. Pepperdine - Sept. 9 and at Stanford - Sept. 23).

• Played a season-high 24 minutes in both the Missouri and Pepperdine contests.


• A 2012 graduate of Santa Teresa High School (San Jose, Calif).

• Team captain of soccer team sophomore through senior seasons.

• Was named to Mercury News All-Central Coast Section 1st team and BVAL All- League MVP in senior season.

• Was named three-time BVAL All- League first team and Santa Teresa High Athletics MVP.

• Was named both BVAL All-League Freshman of the Year and Santa Teresa High Athletics Most Inspirational Player freshman year.

• Was a BVAL Division I Varsity football kicker in 2010-11 season.

• Played club soccer for Central Valley Flames.


• Major is Psychology.

• Parents are Kathie and Kurt.

• Has two sisters, Candace Kanavel (18) and Nicole Scurti (30) and an older brother, Jake Kanavel (21).

• Hobbies include vacationing in Lake Tahoe, Calif., and spending time with family & friends.

• Born May 28, 1994 in San Jose, Calif.

• Full name is Whitney Lauren Kanavel.

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