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Cat Whitehill

Personal information
Full nameCatherine Reddick Whitehill
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing positionDefender
Club information
Current clubAtlanta Beat
Number4

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Cat Whitehill (born Catherine Anne Reddick on February 10, 1982) is an American soccer player. She plays as a defender for the Atlanta Beat of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) and the United States women's national soccer team, and formerly played on the Washington Freedom W-League team.

She was born in Richmond, Virginia, but grew up in Birmingham, Alabama attending Briarwood Christian School. She played soccer from an early age, winning many awards, and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a university which has produced several top American players, including Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly and Eddie Pope.

She debuted for the United States women's national soccer team on July 6, 2000, against Italy, and has since become a regular for her national side.

She was married to Robert Whitehill on New Year's Eve 2005.

Whitehill is an advocate for the rights of women to participate in sports. On February 1, 2006, she testified at a committee hearing of the United States Senate in support of Title IX, the civil rights law that, among other things, provides women and girls the same opportunities to participate in school sports that boys and men are offered. In her testimony, she described having to play on boys' soccer teams as a young girl in Alabama because there were no opportunities for girls to play organized soccer there at the time.

She was paired with Beth Mowins as a color commentator on ESPN's tertiary broadcast team for the telecasts of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.




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