|| Sean Whalen
Has begun to blossom as an attacker ... Big, strong and clever ... An excellent touch with creative ideas ... Athletic and dedicated to the sport.
Cardinal Career: Has scored three points (one goal, one assist) in 18 games and one start during his first two seasons ... Has attempted 11 shots.
As a Sophomore in 2002: Played in 13 games with one start versus Washington (11/17) when he scored his first career goal to key the Cardinal to a 2-1 overtime victory in its final regular season contest ... Had an assist in the season-opener versus Sacramento State (8/31) ... Attempted five shots.
As a Freshman in 2001: Played in five matches ... His first collegiate appearance came in the season-opener against Gonzaga (9/1).
As a Freshman in 2000: Redshirted his first year.
Before Stanford: Took a year off after high school to travel to Brazil and Argentina ... Spent six months in Brazil where he trained with the reserves of the professional club team Coritiba (also known as Coxa) ... Spent four months in Argentina training with the fourth division of the professional club Estudiantes de la Plata ... Learned to speak Portuguese and Spanish while abroad ... Member of the World United Futsal Club (an indoor soccer-based game played mainly in South America) coached by Vava Marques, which won the 1999 U.S. Men's National Futsal title.
High School/Other: A 1999 graduate of Los Altos High School where he captained the squad to the Central Coast Section quarterfinals ... All-CCS and All-League selection in 1999 ... Athletic Scholar in 1999 ... Junior varsity captain and All-League selection his sophomore year ... Also participated in cross country, where he was named an All-League selection as a freshman ... Named French Student of the Year ... Graduated with a 3.9 GPA.
Personal: Son of Robert and Bonnie Whalen ... Hobbies and interests include fly fishing, traveling and camping ... Has spent a summer as a counselor for a children's sports camp ... Father is a former Stanford baseball player ... Mechanical Engineering major.
Coaching Staff on Whalen: "Sean has a boatload of talent and a love for the sport. He is beginning to translate that into results on the field."