21 - Claire DeRosa
Claire DeRosa
Height: 5-3
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Norwood, Mass.
High School: Norwood
Position: D

2009: Played in 20 games, started 19 … One of ten players to appear in every game … Outside midfielder switched to outside back midway through the second game of the season and never relinquished her starting role … Her ability to quickly adapted to playing as a defender was crucial for the team’s success … Hard challenging player who is always very fit and logged as most minutes on the season as just about any player on the team … Recorded an assist in a 2-0 victory over Clark University on Oct. 27, 2009 … Played in 49 games in her career, the second most appearances in the 2011 class.

2008: Played in 18 games, started seven ... One of only nine players to appear in every game of the season ... Outside midfielder with valuable ability to get up and down the field and contribute both offensively and defensively ... Defensive flank play was crucial in several close games ... Recorded one goal and one assist for three points.

2007: Played in 11 games, started four ... Started some critical early season games and showcased excellent fitness and effort as an outside midfielder ... Freshman recorded one goal for two points ... Scored one of the biggest goals of the season with an overtime game-winner against Bridgewater State on Sept. 20, which gave the team a 2-1 victory ... Goal against Bridgewater was first collegiate tally.

Personal: Majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science ... Daughter of Don and Rosemarie DeRosa ... Has a brother Paul ... Other Sports: sailing team, ski team ... Other Favorites: Sandy Island. 

Before MIT: High School Soccer: Norwood High School ... Other sports: Indoor/Outdoor Track