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Claire Wiersema of Kingston, Ontario has committed to the Thunderwolves Women’s Basketball Team for next years season.

A 5’11” Small Forward, Wiersema was the captain of the 2017 OFSAA Champions, the Frontenac Falcons. Claire will be studying Concurrent Education in Math at Lakehead and is entering with a 95% average.

Head coach Jon Kreiner on his newest addition; “We have an all-around tremendous student-athlete in Claire Wiersema. She knows how to win and is a great leader who captained her high school team to a provincial championship. Claire has great length and is a very good defender.  She can hit the three, slashes well and can finish around the hoop. Claire will play a vital role for our team as a very intelligent, defending player who can score in multiple ways”.

Claire on her decision; “I chose Lakehead because I believe it will provide me with a great post-secondary education while allowing me to continue to develop my skills on the court. I am looking forward to joining an outstanding basketball program full of talented players and passionate coaches. The atmosphere at Lakehead is incredible and I cannot wait to begin my journey there as a Thunderwolf!”

Claire’s coach, Karlyn Pixley has this to say about Claire; “I am thrilled for Claire to be a part of the Lakehead basketball family! I have had the privilege of coaching Claire for 3 years, and have seen her grow as a player into one of the captains of the reigning OFSAA champions. She is an outstanding defensive and offensive player. Claire will be a perfect fit for the program and has the skill set to contribute immediately to the team. I wish Claire all the best in her adventures both athletically and academically at Lakehead.”

Athletic Achievements 

  • AA Girls Basketball OFSAA Champion – 2017
  • KASSAA/EOSSAA Girls Basketball Champion – 2017
  • U19 Girls Division 3 Provincial Champions – 2017
  • Frontenac S.S McMenamin Trophy – 2015/2016, 2016/2017 (outstanding female athlete)
  • Frontenac Secondary School Basketball Most valuable player – 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Frontenac S.S. Captain

Academic Achievements 

  • Ontario Scholar – 2016/2017
  • Limestone Graduate – 2016/2017
  • French Immersion Certificate – 2016/2017Claire2

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