Senior David Whitaker of Vicksburg (Vicksburg HS) has been named a Division III All-American by D3soccer.com. A back, he is being honored as a second team All-American.
Co-captain of the team, Whitaker was a four-year soccer letterwinner. He was named All-MIAA first team as both a junior and senior and this past season was named to the All-Region first team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
This season he scored the game-winning goal in five games as the Flying Dutchmen advanced to the elite eight of the NCAA Division III championships. He scored eight goals and was credited with three assists as Hope tied its single season record for victories (17). He keyed a defense that yielded just 19 goals over 26 games, including only six in 14 conference contests.