Women's Soccer

Claire  Wheatley
Claire Wheatley


Plano, Texas

High School:
Plano West Senior



Club Team:
Solar 95 ECNL


First Annual Illinois Sports Business Conference

Illinois student-athletes help blend the business and sports worlds


Illini Collect 59 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Selections

Athletes from Five Fall Sports Recognized for Excellence in the Classroom


Wheatley Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

Sophomore Goalkeeper Earns First Career Conference Honor Following 10-Save Performance


Freshmen Lead Illini in Shutout of Michigan State, 2-0

Marbury, Osoba Each Score Second Career Goal in Illinois' Seventh Clean Sheet


Illini Tally First Tie of Season at Maryland, 1-1

Wheatley Stops Two Penalty Kicks, Flaws Scores 17th Goal


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 ... Majoring in finance ... 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 September 2014