Claire Constant, a rising senior and star soccer player at T.C. Williams High School has received the Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year Award for 2016-2017, a prestigious award that recognizes student-athletes of athletic and academic excellence and exemplary character.
Claire was selected from among all women’s high school soccer players in Virginia to receive this honor. Awardees receive $1,000 to donate to an athletic organization of their choice. Claire selected as her beneficiary D.C. Scores, a local organization which gives children in need the skills necessary to succeed on the field, in school, and in life.
Claire has also been named First Team All-Met and All American Team by the Washington Post. During her sophomore year, she signed on to play soccer for the University of Virginia and is thinking about majoring in sports marketing in college.
I think Claire represents exactly what we want in a student-athlete at T.C. She is a great student. She makes a point to get involved in other school activities, she comes to watch the boys’ soccer team, and she’s full of school spirit. She epitomizes what we want—first of all, a great student, and second of all, a very active and successful athlete,” said T.C. Director of Student Activities Mark Eisenhour.
Claire has been playing soccer since she was five years old. She enjoys her position as defender because it gives her the ability to control aspects of the game. Shecites Marcelo Vieira as her favorite soccer player.