2012: Made five appearances and showed great potential to be a key piece of the Cougar defense during her career.
Before Charleston: Graduated high school early to join the CofC women's soccer team ahead of schedule... named Metro 4A all-conference and all-region all three years of high school soccer as well as all-region team sophomore and junior years... 93 ODP first state team selection... named a varsity captain in all seasons with the team... helped her teams to the 2011-12 NC State Cup championship, the USYS Regionals in 2012, a 2011-12 Region 3 Premier League East fourth-place finish, the 2011 Adidas Labor Day Shootout finals, the 2011 Jefferson Cup Showcase semifinals, the 2010 Disney Soccer Showcase championship and the 2010 CASL College Showcase championship.
Personal: Daughter of Sally and Chirs Newman... born November 22, 1993... has three older sisters, Caroline and Christin who play tennis for CofC, and Catherine who played tennis at Vanderbilt... graduated in the top 10 of her class as an AP Scholar with Honors... named Most Dedicated Junior Athlete... honored with the Woodmen of the World Award and the GCC Board of Directors Award for dedication and commitment to the sport and team.. extracurricular activities included National Honor Society, varsity cross country, varsity tennis, varsity swimming, Science Olympiad, Teen Suicide Club Treasurer, Environmental Club President, Invisible Children Club Junior Treasurer, Outdoorsmen Club and Pep Club.
Newman on choosing the College of Charleston: "I chose to commit to College of Charleston because it had what I wanted both academically and athletically. The athletic facilities at Patriots Point are absolutely amazing as well as the coaching staff. The team is really close and has a positive environment which was a great fit for me. The Honors College allows for me to excel to the point that I wanted to academically. College of Charleston is just an all around amazing place!"
Michner on Newman: "Claire is a versatile player who can play anywhere along the back line and will challenge our returning players straight away for playing time. We are excited to have her a bit earlier than is typical as she graduated early from high school to join us in the spring. She played for one of the top youth teams in North Carolina and that experience will help her as she transitions to the college game and the speed at which our team plays. She has some wonderful qualities and we know she'll represent our program well on and off the field."