Led the Illini in wins (20), innings pitched (223) and strikeouts (146)
Set a new career record for appearances (163)
Struck out a career-high 11 and took a no hitter into the 7th inning against No. 18/20 Louisiana-Lafayette before picking up the win
Recorded the victory against No. 6 UCLA
Made 24 appearances, all but three coming in relief.
Became Illinois' prime relief pitching, making appearances in 15 of Illinois' last 17 games.
Picked up victory in 11-10 win over Southern Utah on Feb. 16
Gave up only two earned runs over 3 innings of relief in the Diamond Devil Invitational championship game against Arizona State
Picked up two wins and a save in a 3-1 weekend against Michigan State and Michigan. She was the winner in the Illini's 5-3 comeback victory over the Wolverines
Pitched a perfect seventh inning in the 3-2 loss to No. 11 DePaul
Pitched five solid innings over two games in the doubleheader against Northwestern, while giving up only two earned runs and two hits
Ranked 93rd nationally in saves (2)
Pitched a two-hit complete game shutout in the 5-0 victory over Bradley
From April 13-May 3, made 12 appearances and allowed just nine earned runs and 27 hits in 38 1/3 innings pitched for a 1.64 earned-run average in that stretch.
Started Illinois' last two regular season games, her first starts since Feb. 17
Appeared in 54 of 55 games, leading the Big Ten in total appearances.
In the two-game sweep of Minnesota, DeVreese gave up just 10 hits and no earned runs in throwing all 14 innings.
Threw the lion's share of innings at the Las Vegas Tournament, tossing 21.2 of a possible 32 innings.
Recorded wins in 18 of Illinois' 24 victories, while collecting a save in two other wins.
Had seven strikeouts vs. Portland State, one off her career high of eight.
Had three shut outs on the year -- vs. Southern Utah 10-0 in five innings, 5-0 over Penn State, and 4-0 over Minnesota.
Tossed a three-hitter vs. PSU
Started 21 games and appeared in 36 of the Illini's 50 games this season. Pitched final 1.1 innings to record save vs. #5 LSU Won two games the following day at UNLV -- Louisville and Wichita State, striking out six vs. WSU
Tossed a five-hitter, while striking out a career-high seven vs. Loyola on April 6. Won her first career start -- a 4-2 victory over Centenary. Recorded nine strikeouts in seven innings vs. #11 Washington. Ranked 19th in the nation in saves (4).
Second Team All-State selection after leading the Mishawaka Cavemen to the sectional title in 2002 Holds school records for lowest ERA in school history after posting a 0.19 earned-run average in 2002 Her 26 strikeouts in one game tied an Indiana state record. Other high school records include most strike outs in a season and most career strike outs Lead the team in hitting in 2003 and 2004 First team Indiana All State selection 2003 and 2004 Northern Indiana Conference MVP in 2003 and 2004 and selected all four years as team member 2003/04 Mishawaka Cavemen MVP High school coach was Emery Petko ESPN Radio ESPY Award winner for Softball Player of the Year 2003-04 in Northern Indiana First Team All-Northern Indiana Conference honoree One of 5 finalists for the title of Miss Softball of Indiana
Born March 26, 1986 Daughter of Joseph and Debra DeVreese Has two brothers Nathan and Andrew Plans to major in sports management. Earned the Distinguished Service Award from the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend in 1999 City of Mishawaka Kiwanis Club Award Winner Recognized with Distinguished Service Award from Fort Wayne/South Bend Diocese Member of Cavemen Care Service Organization at Mishawaka High School 2002 ASA Indiana State champion with the Indiana Magic Travel ball coach Dawn Austin with the Michiana Mystique
Getting to know Claire...
Athletic Director/ Coach
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Meeting other athletes
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My cell phone
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Our team will be fun to wach this year because...:
we will be very competitive and we work well together, and have fun on the field.
Year ERA W-L APP GS CG SH/CB SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR WP HB Avg.
2005 4.48 7-13 36 21 4 0/0 4 132.2 168 112 85 73 91 19 3 13 14 14 .302
2006 4.18 18-19 54 31 16 3/0 2 231.1 246 166 138 122 106 27 4 34 12 22 .270
2007 2.72 4-4 24 3 1 1/0 2 61.2 54 40 24 33 36 14 0 7 11 1 .225
Total 4.06 29-36 114 55 21 4/0 8 425.2 468 318 247 228 233 60 7 54 37 37 .274