Loralei Whittaker joined the Colonels staff in August 2015 after a successful playing career as a member of the field hockey and softball teams at Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, Va.
The Chesapeake, Va. native also served as a field hockey recruiting assistant at Sweet Briar, designing and distributing recruiting materials as well as implementing new practices and ideas for the recruiting process.
While at Sweet Briar, Whittaker was a three-year captain of the field hockey team as a midfielder and was an outfielder for the Vixens on the softball diamond.
As a senior in field hockey, Whittaker appeared in all 14 games for the Vixens, tallying a goal and an assist on the season. She finished her career with five goals and five assists. As a member of the softball team, she saw action in all 29 games as a senior in 2014, scoring five runs.
An excellent student at Sweet Briar, Whittaker graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in business. She was a three-time Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division III Scholar of Distinction honoree from 2011-13, a three-time NFCA Scholar All-American from 2011-13, and a four-time Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic team selection. She also earned VaSID Academic All-State honors for three straight seasons from 2011-13.