Whitson tallies match-high 20 kills in first sweep since Sept. 14
2011: Appeared in 15 matches for 28 sets... Picked up 28 digs, almost all in Big West Conference play... Posted season-high 7 digs vs. Long Beach State, surpassing previous best of 5, set vs. Cal Poly (10/29)... Did not commit a receiving error in 14 passes during season's final two matches.
ESPERANZA HS '11: Four-year varsity letterwinner... Earned second-team All-Sunset League as a junior, then made first team as a senior... Led league in kills (205) and digs (196) in 2010... Selected to Orange County Register All-Star second team as a senior... Nominated for school's Women's Athlete of the Year award... Won Coaches' Award as a sophomore and junior, Captain's Award and MVP as a senior... Four-year Scholar-Athlete and Distinguished Aztec Academic Scholar Award (top 10 percent of class) recipient for four straight years... National Honor Society member... Received Played for Impact VBC (Yorba Linda) for three years, helping squad capture American Division gold medal at 2009 Junior Olympics... Played for Cal Jrs VBC (Long Beach) in 2011, helping team win Pacific Northwest Qualifier and earn bid to Junior Nationals.
PERSONAL: Born in Newport Beach, Calif.... Pre-managerial economics major, hopes for career in business management or communications... Parents are Bob & Renee Lancaster... Has a younger brother named Andrew (17), with whom she one day hopes to start a business... Career highlight was winning a gold medal at 2009 JO's.