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WWU soccer star went from fringe player to deciding a national championship

Freshman Claire Potter scored game-winning goal in season's final game

Claire Potter sits on the bench at Harrington Field as she smiles for the camera.
Western Washington University sophomore forward Claire Potter sits on the bench at Harrington Field on Monday, Oct. 2. Potter, now a sophomore, scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over West Chester University in the 2022 NCAA Divison II Women's Soccer National Championship as a freshman. Western was her only college offer. (Finn Wendt/Cascadia Daily News)
By Connor J. Benintendi Sports Editor
Two years before Claire Potter scored the game-winning goal in the 2022 NCAA Division II Women’s S

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