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Katie Kruse

Player Profile
Hometown:
Chagrin Falls, Ohio

High School:
Chagrin Falls

Height:
5-6

Position:
Defender

Birthdate:
10/15/1980

Experience:
4 VL

Played:
1999-2002

2002 Update:
• Senior defender has started last 10 matches for Terps and been a key as the Terps have gone 6-3-1.
• Played key defensive role late vs. NC State (10/4) and Penn State (10/8).
• Played final 18 min. of shutout vs. Wm. & Mary (9/29).
• Played 26 min vs. GW (9/22) & first 2 games of year.
• Played all but four minutes in last 16 regular season games in ‘01.
• Third in total minutes playing 1721 of 1801 in 2001 season.

On Kruse: Adds leadership as one of three seniors on the team that has earned three letters … gained significant playing time as a junior … continued to show strong development in the spring season … a tough, strong back expected to round out the defense.

As a junior (2001): Played in all 19 games, starting the final 18 … third on the team in total minutes, playing 1,721 of a possible 1,801 … played full-time in 15 of the final 16 regular-season matches, sitting out just four minutes … drew first start of the season in the backfield vs. Duke (9/2) and played all 90 minutes, aiding shutout … helped Terp defense to nine shutouts and a stellar 1.00 goals against average, teaming with fellow backs Lindsay Givens and Lindsay Niehaus and goalkeeper Ali Wolff for the most of the season … named to the ACC Honor Roll.

As a sophomore (2000): Played in five games … drew first college start against George Mason (9/26), when fellow Buckeye native Carly Viher was injured in pregame warmups … also played against Richmond (9/9), George Washington (9/12), Howard (10/11) and Clemson (10/13).

As a freshman (1999): Saw limited action, playing in just two games … made college debut against UMBC (9/1) … also played against Long Island (11/10) in the NCAA first round.

Before Maryland: All-state first team selection as a senior at Chagrin Falls High School in Chagrin Falls, Ohio… led team to a state championship her sophomore season …played on four district and four regional championship teams during her career … earned four varsity letters in soccer and was team captain her senior season … four-time all-conference selection … named as the Most Valuable Player of the Chagrin Valley Conference during her senior season … All-Greater Cleveland first team as a junior and senior … named all-area player of the year and first team all-area by the Cleveland Plain Dealer her senior season … also a Plain Dealer seven-county all-star as a senior … named Player of the Year as a senior by the News Herald and the Sun Herald newspapers … earned four varsity letters as a member of the basketball team and three as a member of the softball team … a member of the Internationals club team … helped lead the Internationals to six Ohio North state championships … a club teammate of Carly Viher … a member of the Ohio Olympic Development Program for two years.

Personal: Trina Katie Colahan Kruse … born Oct. 15, 1980 … daughter of Terri and Ted Kruse … majoring in elementary education … brother, Todd (27), played soccer at Ohio Wesleyan while Travis (25) played at the University of Pittsburgh … a sister, Trish (23), played basketball at the College of Charleston ... also has a younger brother Kyle (19).

Career Statistics

Year	 GP	 GS	  G	  A	  Pts.	Shots	GWG
1999	  2	  0	  0	  0	   0	    0	   0
2000	  5	  1	  0	  0	   0	    2	   0
2001	 19	 18	  0	  0	   0	    0	   0
2002	 16	 10	  0	  0	   0	    0	   0
Tot.	 42	 29	  0	  0	   0	    2	   0



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