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Ryan Whalen

Player Profile
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Basking Ridge, N.J.

High School:
Ridge

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 165

Position:
Defense

Birthdate:
03/08/1991

10/27/2012

Wildcats 4-0 Win Over Pittsburgh Secures BIG EAST Championship berth

Villanova got the edge on early goal by Whalen

10/26/2012

Wildcats Prepare for Key BIG EAST Battle with Pitt

Senior Day Festivities will honor eight

10/12/2012

McCarthy's Villanova Journey Began With an Unexpected Call

Senior Back has gone on to a stellar four year career

10/03/2012

Wildcats Earn Scoreless Draw at No. 12/16 St. John's

Fogarty picks up third shutout of 2012

09/17/2012

Lawrence is Philadelphia Soccer Six Player of the Week

Two goals scored in win at Penn helped lift Wildcats to 5-3 win last Friday

10/19/2011

Men's Soccer vs. Lafayette

Villanova played to a 0-0 draw at Lafayette on October 4, 2011.

09/27/2011

Men's Soccer vs. Drexel

Wildcats Aug. 31 victory over Drexel

VILLANOVA

Came in as an unheralded defender and earned a regular spot in the rotation through his steady play ... A former all-conference player in basketball and high school who thrived in soccer once he began devoting all of his attention to it.

2012

Started all 20 games for Villanova at his customary spot on the outside of the back four ... Notched a career best five points, including two goals ... Produced 15 shots, including seven on goal ... Picked up his first goal of the campaign in a 5-1 season opening win at Manhattan on Aug. 24 ... Came up with his second goal to conclude the regular season in a 4-0 win over Pittsburgh on Oct. 27 at the VU Soccer Complex.

2011

Picked up the first two assists of his college career ... Started all 21 games for Villanova on the outside of the back line ... Attempted 12 shots.

2010

Started all 19 games for the Wildcats... Generated four shots with one on goal...His only goal came in a 3-1 victory over DPU on Oct. 2.

2009

Started 18 of the 19 games he appeared as a defender ... Picked up his first college point with an assist in a 1-1 tie against St. John's on Oct. 3.

PERSONAL

Parents are Lin Auld-Whalen and Jack Whalen ... Siblings include sister Alex, a 2007 Villanova graduate who was a standout goalkeeper for a nationally ranked Wildcats field hockey team, sister Kaitlin (21), a soccer player at Colgate, and Christopher (17) ... A two-sport standout (soccer and basketball) at Ridge High School ... A four year varsity starter in soccer who led his team with 12 goals as a senior captain in 2008 ... Named first team all-conference, all-county and all-area as a senior ... Named the Courier News player of the week during 2008 and was a two-time Newark Star Ledger "player to watch" as well ... Played club soccer for PDA U-18 Academy ... Was a three-year starter at point guard in basketball and first team all-conference choice as a junior and senior ...Served as senior class treasurer and two years as a class senator .

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