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SMWC Inks Dual Sport Student-Athlete Claire Gillen

SMWC Inks Dual Sport Student-Athlete Claire Gillen

SAINT MARY OF THE WOODS, Ind. - Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College track and field head coach Zach Whitkanack and women's soccer head coach Craig Hendry announced the addition of Claire Gillen to the 2019-20 recruiting class. Gillen will compete for both the women's soccer and track & field teams next fall/spring. She signed her National Letter-of-Intent alongside her family, friends, media, and head coaches this past Thursday.


Hometown | Greencastle, Ind.

Prep | Greencastle High School

Sport | Track & Field and Soccer

Height | 5-foot-11

Birth Date | 12.30.200


Gillen said, "I could not be more excited to be a part of two of the many great programs at SMWC. I went on one visit and felt at home and the campus is just simply beautiful. I have heard nothing but good things about the nursing program and I can't wait to meet so many amazing people through it. I am so blessed to be able to call SMWC home for the next four years!"


Head Coach Zach Whitkanack mentioned, "I am thrilled to add Claire to our new Track & Field program. She is not only a great athlete but an excellent student. Claire will be a vital asset in starting the new program. I am also very excited to see what she achieves as a soccer player."

Head Coach Craig Hendry said, "We need some competition in the goalkeeping position and Claire comes to us with a vast amount of goalkeeping experience at the high school and club level. More than this, however, she brings the character required to be a Pomeroy!  She is positive, confident, and upbeat; I am always looking for good athletes with these attributes and I look forward to seeing her help elevate our program."


Will graduate from Greencastle H.S in 2019

Honor Roll student-athlete

Plans to study Nursing while at SMWC


All Western Indiana Conference Team Member in Soccer | 2015, 2016, 2017

Named MVP of Girls Soccer Team | 2015

2nd in the nation for GAA | 2018

Averaged 10.3 saves a game and totaled 546 saves in 2,692 minutes at GHS

Lettered all four years in soccer

All Western Indiana Conference Team Member in Basketball | 2016-2017

Leading scorer and rebounder as a sophomore averaging 11.7 points a game and 9.6 rebounds a game

Lettered in Basketball

WIC Shot Put Champion | 2017-18

6th place in the shot put at Indoor State 2017-18

Lettered in Track and Field


Daughter of Jim and Susan Gillen

Two siblings, Grace and Lucas Gillen

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