Claire plays for the Rapids 05G ECNL team and Fairview High School as a striker with a keen eye for goal. She was the top scorer this year in the Front Range League and recently made the Western Conference ODP team. Claire has also been making an impact off of the field through community service, helping seniors learn new technology, making blankets and biscuits for the humane society, and tutoring young students in math. She has been described as “an excellent teammate, a great student (4.84 GPA!), and an individual that contributes within her community.”
This December, Claire will be presented with a plaque and gift card to acknowledge her achievement, so watch the CRYSC social pages for more updates. We spoke with Claire to learn a bit more about her and see what drives her game. Check out the full interview below!
What influence has soccer had in your life?
Soccer has had a huge influence in my life and made me more resilient and able to deal with challenges on and off the field.
Why do you believe that you were nominated for this award?
I believe I was nominated for this award because of all of the hard work that I have put in on and off the field.
What do you enjoy most about playing for Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club?
I enjoy getting to play with my teammates and spend time with them as well as getting to play at a high level of soccer. The coaching staff is amazing and has supported and helped grow my game tremendously.
What soccer accomplishment are you most proud of?
I’m most proud of the accomplishments my team has made this year and how much we improved and are now able to compete with and even beat teams we couldn’t last year. I also was able to make the ODP region IV 05 girls team and am the only representative from Colorado.
What academic achievement are you most proud of?
Keeping all A’s in my classes through the end of sophomore year.
How do you think your teammates would describe you?
Hardworking, fun, and always willing to be aggressive on the field.
What is something that shows your exemplary character, commitment to sportsmanship, community involvement, etc..?
I volunteered for the cyber seniors program where we helped seniors with technology and have been a member of the Fairview National Honor Society since sophomore year.
What’s your favorite soccer player and team?
Arsenal and Rose Lavelle.
What do you hope to pursue in the near future?
Playing college soccer.
Who inspires you and why? This can be someone famous or someone you know personally!
My parents because of how much work they put in to give me a good life. They are also good examples of how competitive sports can help with a healthy work-life balance.
What else do you enjoy outside of playing for CRYSC?
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and spending time outdoors. I also enjoy playing tennis and do lots of reading for pleasure.
As our partnership strengthens with UCHealth, we want to work together to highlight the amazing players within the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club with a monthly ‘Player of the Month’. Check out the criteria and nominate any players that deserve to be highlighted by UCHealth and CRYSC on the UCHealth Player of the Month page.