#51 / Cutter

Claire Desmond

Biography

I’m Claire. My teammates call me Dezi. I love sunsets, bridges, coffee ice cream, Beyonce, hoppy beer, sunrises, Baroque sculpture, blueberries and trail running. Oh and of course – ultimate!

I grew up in sunny southern California then moved up to Bay Area in 2008 to attend the University of California-Berkeley, where I started playing ultimate during my freshman year. I was introduced to the colorful Bay Area ultimate community by a friend in my dorm and was immediately hooked!

At Cal, I studied both Human Biology and Art History, which I found to be a wonderful synergy of art and science. I am currently studying to become a Physician Assistant with the hopes of practicing in internal or orthopedic medicine. I think the human body is pretty freaking cool.

I am extremely excited and honored to be a part of this amazing squad…it’s going to be a wild ride!

Fun Facts about Claire:

  • I am very gullible and have a hard time understanding sarcasm (a lot of my teammates take advantage of this).
  • I have broken my arm three times (was a little reckless as a child).
  • I played Peter in my fifth-grade production of Peter Pan (it was a truly inspiring performance).

Playing History

Year Team
2011-Present San Francisco Fury
2016 U.S. Women's National Team
2015 U.S. Beach Mixed National Team
2013 U.S. U-23 Women's National Team
2010-2011 San Francisco Slackjaw
2008-2012 University of California Pie Queens

Career Highlights

Year Highlight
2016 Gold - World Ultimate and Guts Championships
2015 Bronze - World Championships of Beach Ultimate
2014 Silver - World Ultimate Club Championships
2014 Silver - U.S. National Championships
2013 Gold - U.S. U-23 Women's National Team
2013 Silver - U.S. National Championships
2012 Silver - World Ultimate and Guts Championships
2012 Gold - U.S. National Championships

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