8 Claire Mueller
8 - Claire Mueller
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Lincoln Southeast
Previous College: Pomona College
Position: D
Major: Biology

At Pomona-Pitzer: Has completed her senior season as a member of the Pomona-Pitzer Women's Soccer team, where she was an outside back for the defensive unit...2012: Second-team All-SCIAC selection...SCIAC All-Academic team...Team captain...Started all 18 games, tallying a goal and an assist...Scored the game's only goal in a 1-0 win over La Verne in the regular season finale, which clinched a SCIAC berth...Added an assist on the tying goal in the second half of a 2-1 win over Cal Lutheran in the SCIAC semifinals...Part of a defense that shut out the final four regular season opponents it faced to earn a SCIAC bid...Took 14 shots on the year...2011: SCIAC All-Academic team selection...Played in and started all 17 games...Scored the game-winning goal with 25 seconds left in overtime of a huge 1-0 home win over Occidental, which helped secure a SCIAC Tournament berth...Also had a goal in a 4-0 win at La Verne...Took 12 shots...High School: Attended Lincoln (Neb.) Southeast High School, where she played soccer, basketball and golf for the Knights...Helped her teams to three straight Nebraska state tournaments, including an appearance in the 2008 quarterfinals (Class A)...Also helped the Knights to three district championships...A two-time honorable mention all-state selection, and an all-district and an all-city selection as a senior, when she led the Knights to a 16-2 record...Also a two-time letter-winner in basketball, when she led her team to a state championship as a junior and a runner-up finish as a senior...Won two city and conference championships for the Knights, while losing only two games in two years...A three-year letter winner in golf, earning three state tournament qualifications...Helped her team to three runner-up finishes in the district, including the 2008 season, when she was the runner-up in the individual competition...Helped Southeast to a 2009 Lincoln City team championship, when she finished third individually...A 2009 All-City selection in golf...Finished in the top three percent of her class out of 400 students, earning the 4.0+ Award all four years...Was an Omaha World Herald Academic All-State honorable mention, and earned the Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Award...Was on the honor roll all four years...Personal: Attending Pomona College, where she majors in biology with minors in psychology and chemistry...Parents are both lawyer lobbyists for the state of Nebraska...Has one older sister...Favorite athlete is Cookie Belcher, who played basketball at Nebraska in the 1990's...Favorite movie is Pride and Prejudice and favorite book is Pillars of the Earth...Lists vertebrate biology as the most interesting course she has taken at Pomona because "we get to dissect things!"...Plans to attend medical school after graduation...Volunteers at LINC (Learning In Collaboration) where she assists with reading proficiency in the Claremont Public School system...Academic All-America candidate with a 3.53 GPA...Born August 29, 1991.