Claire started playing ultimate in 2008, in her freshman year at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. She was introduced to the sport by her older sister who also played college ultimate in North Carolina. After playing several club seasons with Raleigh Phoenix and graduating from college, Claire moved from the coast of North Carolina to the mountains of Colorado, where she now captains Denver Molly Brown. Since 2013, Claire has represented the U.S. four times on various National Teams, most recently as an alternate for the World Games squad.
She is entering her fourth season coaching University of Colorado Kali and has coached at CUT Camps the past four summers. This summer was the first iteration of CUT Camp Girls Elite, an idea that sparked from a gender equity forum at camp and came to fruition shortly after. She is passionate about gender equity in ultimate and creating meaningful playing opportunities for girls.
When not playing or coaching, Claire is a special education teacher at a middle school in Aurora, Colo., and spends most of her free time with her pup, Masie. #masiepup
“To Live Ultimate is to be active and involved in the present and future of the sport. There are so many ways to be involved and use your platform to influence the direction of the sport, from playing to coaching to organizing and more. To Live Ultimate is to genuinely care about the uniqueness of our sport and community.”