FRESHMAN (2014): McCain was an important substitute in the midfield, seeing minutes in 18 games (including both MPSF Tournament games) and making six starts. McCain took her first shot on goal in her first collegiate game at Jacksonville. She had a strong end to the month of March, picking up two ground balls in back-to-back games. In CU’s first MPSF home game, McCain made the most of her fourth start. In addition to her two ground balls, she caused a turnover and scored her first goal, netting the final goal in the Buffs’ 19-5 victory over St. Mary’s.
COACH ELLIOTT ON MCCAIN: "Claire started playing lacrosse in high school and has constantly improved her game and gained confidence year to year. Her speed, quickness and aggressive style of play make her very versatile and a threat on both ends of the field. Claire is a great athlete that we believe will continue to reach new levels in our program!"
HIGH SCHOOL: McCain excelled in two sports at New Trier. She captained both New Trier’s lacrosse and ice hockey teams as a senior. McCain earned back-to-back All-Conference and All-State honors in her final two seasons of lacrosse. In 2012, the team won the Central Suburban League Championship and earned a spot in the state championship game. That year, McCain was named to the Under Armour All-America Midwest and Chicago Metro National teams. McCain also played for the True Lacrosse club from 2011-12. She was a four-year letter-winner in hockey, helping New Trier to a state championship in 2012.
IN THE CLASSROOM: McCain majors in communication.
PERSONAL: Claire McCain was born April 19, 1995. Her parents, Dan and Laura, work in real estate and were both collegiate athletes at Fordham University. Her father played football, and her mother competed in track. McCain enjoys playing tennis and basketball, skiing and water skiing. She enjoys Indian food and the Chicago Blackhawks. Her favorite movies are Bridesmaids and Miracle. She has made honor roll all four years of high school and joined the National Spanish Honor Society her junior year. She chose CU for the beautiful campus and for the excitement of being a part of a new program.