A twelve-time letter winner in soccer, basketball and lacrosse, Whitney Douthett carved out a Peddie athletic career that was truly extraordinary. In her senior year alone, she led all three sports to Prep A State Championships and a combined overall record of 54-4-1.
Not only team captain, Whitney also served as the field general for each of her teams. She commanded excellence from her position as sweeper on the soccer pitch, as point guard on the basketball court, and as a two-way midfielder on the lacrosse field. Long-time Peddie Girls’ Soccer coach Ray Cabot described Whitney as “one of the most focused and competitive kids” he ever coached. “She was always able to raise her game, especially in the biggest games.” As a result, she was instrumental in lifting Peddie to nine Prep A titles and nine MAPL championships.
Having never played lacrosse before arriving at Peddie, Whitney developed from an intuitive athlete who could guard anyone — but couldn’t really catch or throw — into the heavily recruited midfielder who would win acclaim at Dartmouth College and beyond. Honored as a Division I All-American three years in a row, she also earned three All-Ivy nods, including unanimous selections during her junior and senior seasons. Her 201 career points made her the third-highest scorer in Dartmouth lacrosse history, and her 98 career assists established a school record. She was also named All-Ivy in soccer as a junior, and served as co-captain of both the soccer and lacrosse teams in her senior year for the Big Green.
After her remarkable careers at Peddie and Dartmouth, Whitney spent several years playing lacrosse for the U.S. National Team. At the 2009 World Lacrosse Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, Whitney’s five goals, one assist, and eleven groundball pickups were critical in powering the team’s impressive 7-0 sweep, culminating in an 8-7 victory over defending champ Australia and a gold medal for the USA.
Whitney modestly credits others for “making me look a lot better than I really am,” citing her mom, her coaches and her teammates for supporting her growth as an athlete and a person. Yet from the fall of 1999 through the spring of 2003, it was Whitney herself who drove the success of three fiercely competitive programs. Her presence on the soccer, basketball and lacrosse rosters led to a four-year three-sport record of 203-31-8 overall.
Ten years ago the Trentonian praised Whitney Douthett as the “best of the best.” Any discussion of Peddie’s all-time finest athletes naturally includes her name. As a world-class competitor, teammate and leader, she represents everything a Peddie Falcon should strive to be. Peddie proudly welcomes Whitney to into the Peddie Sports Hall of Fame.