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    Claire Thompson
    Claire Thompson


    San Jose, Calif.

    High School:




    Armstrong's Honda Sports Award Recognition Caps Off NU's Strong 2011 Season

    NU earned third straight winning season under head coach Tracey Fuchs


    Northwestern Earns 97 Fall Academic All-Big Ten Awards to Break Own Mark Again

    Wildcats establish single-sport season high for the honor for the fifth-straight year


    NU Ends Regular Season on Upswing, Edges Louisville 1-0

    Senior Regan Mooney notched the game's only goal 25 minutes into the contest.

    2011: Started all 21 games for NU as a senior forward ... Finished the season with five goals and one assist, both career highs ... Registered career-high 11 shots on goal ... Had two key scores in the 5-4 win over No. 7 New Hampshire.

    2010: Played in 6 games in 2010, mostly as a reserve forward ... Finished the season with 1 goal scored, 4 shots and 3 shots on goal ... Scored her lone goal in a 10-0 victory over Saint Louis (9/12) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree.

    2009: Played in four games as a reserve forward ... Did not record any statistics on the season ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2008: Played in three games in her freshman season ... Scored her first career goal in an 8-0 win vs. Sacred Heart (9/7).

    High School: 2007 team MVP ... First-team all-league in 2004, second-team in 2005 ... CCS honorable mention 2006 ... 2006 under-18 National Futures champion ... 2005 under-16 National Futures champion ... Played in the 2006 AAU Junior Olympics, 2005 Futures Elite ... Played soccer, swam, danced and cheered competitively ... Dean's List all four years.

    Personal: Born Claire Thompson ... Daughter of Terry and James Thompson ... Majoring in communication studies.

    Getting to know Claire

    Name your three favorite songs on your I-pod: Stay or Leave- Dave Matthews Band, Comfort You- Van Morrison, Good Morning Beautiful- Steve Holy

    Facebook or Twitter: Facebook

    Describe Tracey in five words or less: Really good at math.

    What's the best part of playing Northwestern Field Hockey? Being part of a team

    Favorite food: Ice cream, Mexican and Sushi

    Favorite TV show: Friends

    Favorite movie: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

    Favorite book: Most recently, The Art of Racing in the Rain

    Favorite vacation spot: Hualalai, Hawaii or Home

    Favorite place to shop: Whole Foods, Williams Sonoma, and Target

    If I wasn't playing field hockey, I'd be playing: Cross-country... I lack hand-eye coordination.

    If I could be any character from a TV show or movie I'd be: Monica from Friends

    Pregame superstitions: N/A

    Best NUFH memory so far: Watching Katie Lynch, former goalie, run around as a forward in a game vs. St. Louis

    Which NUFH player is the biggest jokester on the team? Regan Mooney

    Favorite thing to do besides play field hockey? Play with my dog, Chandler, bake/eat sweets, read

    Dream job: Own my own bakery and espresso shop!

    Best thing about Northwestern: Its proximity to Chicago and the great academics

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