7 Claire Buchanan
7 Claire Buchanan
Birth Date: 12/12/1988
Height: 5-10
Year: Senior
Hometown: Carmichael, Calif.
High School: St. Francis HS
Position: UTL

2010: One of six Gauchos to play in all 30 contests during the 2010 campaign...Was sixth on the team with 22 goals...Her 49 ejections or penalties earned were second on the squad as were her 10 field blocks...Had five games with two goals...Scored a pair in a 10-9 overtime win over Indiana (Feb. 6)...Also scored in a 10-9 sudden victory win over San Diego State (Feb. 27)...Longest scoring streak of the season lasted five games from Mar. 14 through Apr. 2...Scored in all three games at the Big West Championships, including two goals in the 15-14 sudden victory win over Long Beach State in the tournament's first round (Apr. 23).

2009: Was third on the team with 28 goals scored and was second with 45 earned penalties or ejections...Tied for first on the squad with 19 steals and handed out seven assists...Opened the season with a five-game scoring streak, her longest of the season...Posted a season-high hat trick in an overtime game against Long Beach State (Apr. 18) in Big West play, leading the Gauchos to an 8-5 victory...Had two goals on seven occasions, including the Big West Championship game against UC Irvine (Apr. 26).

2008: Scored 12 goals as a true freshman for the Gauchos...Earned 22 penalties or ejections, good for third on the team...Posted six assists and four field blocks...Scored two goals on three occasions, including a pair of goals in wins over Fresno Pacific (Feb. 2) and Hartwick (Feb. 9).

Played for St. Francis High School and was a member of the 2005 and 2006 CIF Division I Championship teams...Two-time All-Metro Player of the Year...Named High School All-American in 2006...Three-time Division I All-CIF First-Team selection...Four-time Delta River All-League selection...Named Delta River League MVP her junior and senior years.

Member of American River Water Polo Club...Named Women's National All-American and Junior Olympics All-American.

Claire Alyce Buchanan was born on Dec. 12, 1988 in Carmichael, Calif...Parents are Jeff and Jayne Buchanan...Raised in Sacramento, Calif. with one brother, Brian...Aside from water polo, Claire has competed in swimming...She enjoys baking, traveling and murder mysteries..."Garden State" is one of her favorite films...Is a biology major and aspires to become a scientist.


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