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Clare Liston
Clare Liston

RS Junior

River Forest, Ill.

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Of Note: Joined the Badgers in the spring of 2009 after an open tryout

2009: Played in seven matches, starting one, and 13 sets ... had a career-high six kill and 16 attempts vs. Purdue (Nov. 28) ... averaged 0.54 kills per set ... also added one assist, one service ace, seven digs and one block vs. the Boilermakers ... had a career-high eight digs at Illinois (Nov. 21) in her first career start ... averaged 1.46 digs per set

High school: Earned honorable mention all-state honors in 2007 ... two-time East Surburban Catholic all-conference honoree ... two-time all-area selection by the Pioneer Press and Daily Herald ... four-year starter for the Friars under Coach Eileen Asmuessen and served as team captain as a senior ... played club volleyball with 1st Alliance under Coach Tim Walenga ... competed in open nationals in 2006 and 2007, finishing 10th in 2007 ... spent the 2008-09 season competing with the UW women's club volleyball team

Personal: Parents are Brian and Molly Liston ... father played basketball at Loyola from 1978-82 ... has three sisters, Brigid (23), Maura (21) and Tricia (17) ... nicknames are Clarebear and Clarence ... enjoys shopping, hanging out with friends, playing beach volleyball and swimming ... intends to major in retailing or interior design

Why Wisconsin?

"I look good in red!"


Kills: 6 vs. Purdue, 11-28-09
Attempts: 16 vs. Purdue, 11-28-09
Hitting Percentage: .188 (6-3-16) vs. Purdue, 11-28-09
Assists: 1 vs. Purdue, 11-28-09
Service Aces: 1 vs. Purdue, 11-28-09
Digs: 8 vs. Illinois, 11-21-09
Total Blocks: 1 vs. Purdue, 11-28-09
Points: 7.5 vs. Purdue, 11-28-0

Off the Court with Clare Liston

Two words that describes the UW team are: Funny and blonde
Favorite thing to do off-the-court with my teammates is: Laugh, eat and be lazy
In off-season training, I worked on: Everything and got in shape
This summer, I: Took a psychology class and worked out with the team and laid out in sun
The best thing about Madison is: the university and the people that go here
If I wasn't playing college volleyball, I would be: Playing club volleyball and going to all the different sporting events at UW
Dream as a collegiate player: Win the Big Ten
Is there anything significant about your uniform number? It's the date of my birthday
Favorite part of practice or game day: Winning
My role models are: my sisters and my parents
What talent would you like to have? Gymnastic skills
Fantasy job/career: Be famous - for something!
One thing I absolutely have to do before I turn 40: Go on a Hot balloon ride
Post-college/career plans: Be an interior designer that everybody wants to do their houses
If I could travel to anywhere in the world, it would be: Australia
If I could bring one thing from my hometown, it would be: My dog Sonny
Weird thing not many people know about me is: I drink pickle juice out of the jar a lot
I can't live without: my blanket that I've had since I was born
What is your greatest achievement? Getting into UW
Most famous person I've met: Cindy Crawford..we didn't actually meet I saw her up close in line for the bathroom
My dream date would be: Going out to dinner and then a concert like the Fray, Dave Matthews or Kings of Leon
If I could be on any TV reality show it would be: The Hills
If I was president, the first thing I would do: Redecorate the White House
My secret addiction is: Big earrings, I have so many-all different kinds, colors and sizes
Favorites - Athlete: Michael Jordan; Movie: Love Actually; TV show: Grey's Anatomy; Sports team: Chicago Cubs; Foods: Chocolate Covered Strawberries and Steak; Place on campus: Memorial Union; Place to shop: Nordstrom; Vacation spot: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Favorite drink: Strawberry Banana Smoothie

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