Skyd Magazine is pleased to announce The Skyd 5 Wildcard Candidate for the Women’s division Callahan Award race:
Claire Chastain (UNCW Seaweed)
Class Year: Senior
Hometown: Jamestown, NC
Claire Chastain, in one word, is a playmaker. She flies around the field for UNC-Wilmington, putting her body on the line to get important Ds, turning an upline dump cut into a deep cut, and forcing opponents to game plan around her. Whether as a handler throwing hucks, breaks, and hammers, or as a receiver burning past a defender, or as a defender exploding past a cutter to get a D, Chastain makes the plays that Seaweed need to stay competitive in a tough Atlantic Coast region. At the 2011 College Championships, she led the tournament in Ds (20) and was high up the leaderboard on assists (18) as well. Her teammates and opponents have both endorsed her for Callahan, and she was invited to try out for both the Team USA World Games team and the U-23 Worlds team. And Chastain is not just a great player – she has been a guest coach for Without Limits, organized tournaments like Women’s Easterns and Carolina Conferences, hosted clinics, and more. Her skill and spirit on the field, along with her service resumé, make her a deserving contender for the 2013 Callahan Award.
Feature photo by Kevin Leclaire – UltiPhotos.com