July 2, 2013
Clarke, a Winnipeg, Manitoba native, joins the Cowgirls after two seasons at the University of Tennessee where she played in 28 games over two years, starting 11 matches and compiling over 1,000 minutes on the pitch. Last season she appeared in 20 games and started seven, including a stretch of four consecutive starts. She played a significant role in an overtime victory over William and Mary and played a season-high 70 minutes in a victory over Alabama.
As a freshman in 2011, Clarke played a solid role on the defensive back line in eight games with four starts, helping the Volunteers to five straight shutouts.
She is eligible to compete for the Cowgirls beginning with the 2013 season.
A multi-sport start at Kelvin High School in Winnipeg, Clarke was a member of the Manitoba Provincial Team from 2005-09 and also the Canadian U-17 women's national team, helping Team Canada to the gold at the 2010 CONCACAF Women's U-17 championship in Costa Rica. She represented Canada at the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup and served as a team captain for the Canada Summer Games squad in 2009.
Recruited out of high school by the likes of North Carolina and Vanderbilt, Clarke was nominated as the 2011 Sport Manitoba Junior Female Athlete of the Year and has a Canadian Senior Coaching License.