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    Claire Wheatley
    1 Claire Wheatley

    Plano, Texas

    High School:
    Plano West Senior



    Club Team:
    Solar 95 ECNL


    2013 Illinois Soccer Season Review

    Illini Reached Fourth NCAA Sweet Sixteen; Flaws Broke School Record with NCAA-Best 23 Goals


    Illini Reach Sweet 16 in Overtime Thriller with #7 Portland, 4-3

    DiBernardo (2 Goals) Tallies Equalizer, Flaws (2 Goals) Nets Game-Winner in OT


    Illini Clinch Big Ten Tournament Berth at Minnesota, 3-1

    Flaws Nets Equalizer for 20th Goal, Conine Connects on Game Winner


    Flaws Sets School Record in Shutout of Michigan State, 2-0

    Osoba Scores Game Winner, Flaws Nets Program-Best 19th Goal on Free Kick


    Flaws' Hat Trick Ties UI Record in 3-1 Win at NU

    Illini Forward Equals Emily Brown's School Record, Takes Over Top Spot in Nation with 18 Goals


    Illinois vs. Michigan State - Senior Day - 10/27/13

    Photos from Illinois' Senior Day shutout (2-0) of Michigan State at the Illinois Soccer Stadium

    Claire Wheatley Photo Gallery


    2013 - Freshman: Played all 23 games and made 22 starts as goalkeeper ... Turned in an 11-9-2 record with one full shutout and two partial shutouts in her debut season ... Ranked second in the Big Ten with 101 saves and became the third Illini to make 100-plus saves in a season ... Averaged 4.39 saves per game ... Earned her first career shutout with a career-high 11 saves during a double overtime 0-0 draw against No. 21 Washington State (11/16) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Also made two saves during the penalty kick shootout against WSU ... Was named Player of the Week by Top Drawer Soccer and Chicagoland Soccer News following her top performance of the season against the Cougars ... Made nine saves in her Illini debut at Notre Dame (8/23) ... Also had nine saves vs. Wisconsin (10/12) ... Played the first 83 minutes in the shutout of FIU (9/15) ... Played the final 80 minutes in the shutout of Michigan State (10/27)

    Won back-to-back Texas 5A state championships ... Member of U.S. U17 Women's National Team ... Selected for U.S. Women's National Team U20 player pool ... District 11-5A Goalkeeper of the Year in 2011 and 2013 ... Member of first team All-State in 2013 ... Played with 2013 TASCO All-Star team ... All-State tournament team selection in 2012 and 2013 ... First-team All-District 2012-13 ... Awarded State Championship Player of the Game in 2012 ... First-team All-Area selection in 2013 ... National AP Scholar and member of National Honors Society in 2012-13 ... Went undefeated during senior season allowing only five goals against ... Lettered all four years in soccer and captained the team for two years.

    Born Feb. 14, 1995 ... Parents are Ray and Vicki Wheatley ... Biggest thrill in sports is making a big save in a crucial moment of a game ... Favorite athlete is Briana Scurry ... Hobbies include art and reading.


    Updated January 2014

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