|Hometown:||Glen Ridge, NJ|
|High School:||Glen Ridge|
|Major:||Anthropology & Sociology|
|Parents:||Phil & Beth Kruse|
Kruse finished her Emory career with her best collegiate campaign, collecting career highs with five goals, three assists and 13 points. She finished the year tied for fourth on the team in goals and fifth on the squad in points. The foward registered her first career multiple goal game on October 12th, recording two goals and an assist during a 5-0 win over Case Western Reserve. She also had three-point games (one goal and one assist) against the University of the South on September 15th and Birmingham-Southern College on September 21st. Kruse led all players with three shots, including one on goal, during the NCAA Championship game against Messiah College. She ended the year with 37 shots, including 11 on goal. Kruse ends her time at Emory with six career goals and four assists for 16 points. She also claimed a spot on the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District Team for her efforts both on the field and in the classroom in 2012.
Did not play during the 2011 campaign.
Kruse appeared in nine games off the bench for Emory during her sophomore season. She converted a key penalty kick for Emory during the Eagles' 9-8 shootout victory over Wheaton College (Ill.), helping the team advance to NCAA Tournament quarterfinals. During the season, she took two shots, one of which was on goal. Kruse also contributed to the Emory defense that recorded a 0.56 goals-against average, the 23rd-lowest mark among NCAA Division III teams during the year. Opponents averaged just 4.1 shots on goal per game against the Eagles' defense, including 11 games of three shots on goal or less.
Kruse played in 14 games during her freshman season, making three starts. She finished the campaign with one goal and one assist for three points. Kruse's goal came on September 26th during the Eagles' 3-0 win over Guilford College. She also assisted on a goal during Emory's 4-2 loss to Brandeis University on October 18th. Kruse took 10 shots during the season, five of which were on goal.
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|2012||NSCAA/CoSIDA Academic All-District
Prior to Emory:
Played on the Glen Ridge High School soccer team for four seasons, serving as the captain during her senior year... Scored 47 goals and recorded 49 assists during her four-year high school career... Earned New Jersey Girls Soccer Coaches Association All-State honors from 2006-08... Named to the all-conference first team from 2007-08 and to the all-Essex County and all-area teams from 2005-08... Helped her team to the finals of the state tournament in 2007... Coached by Oscar Viteri in high school... Played for the TSF Gunners club team, where she was coached by Mark White... Also played basketball and ran track in high school.
Born June 17, 1991.
"I chose Emory because of the great academics, welcoming atmosphere and competitive soccer team."