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Elise Krause
Player Profile:
Elise Krause 897505
Position: Midfielder/Captain
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pa.
High School: Cumberland Valley
Major: Exercise Science
Experience: 3 Letters

Wrapped up her career as a four-year letterwinner for the Blue Hens • tri-captain in 2015 • left as one of team's most experienced players with 60 career games and 35 starts under her belt • has contributed a goal and seven assists • won the team Sportsmanship Award as a senior.

Tri-captain on the year • appeared in 17 games as an outside back with 16 starts • recorded the game winning assist in a 1-0 win over Drexel • wrapped up her career by winning the UD Team Sportsmanship Award.

Played in 15 games and started in 13 contests as a junior •  scored one goal and recorded five assists  ranked No. 3 in the Colonial Athletic Association with 0.33 assists per game • had seven points and launched eight shots on the season  scored her only goal against Marist on a penalty kick in overtime to give UD a 1-0 victory  registered a season and career-high two assists in Delaware's 4-1 win over College of Charleston.

Played in 16 games with three starts (St. John's, Monmouth, Northeastern) as a midfielder and defender • registered first career point when she dished out an assist in 3-0 win over George Mason on Sept. 29 • had eight shots • helped defense post seven shutouts and tie for Colonial Athletic Association lead, allowing just 1.0 goals per game • team went 9-7-3 and advanced to CAA Tournament quarterfinals for head coach Scott Grzenda.

Appeared in 12 games for the Blue Hens, starting three times • contributed two shots • earned first collegiate start on Sept. 9 at Delaware State • team went 9-8-1 and advanced to the CAA Tournament quarterfinals for Grzenda.

Four-year starter at Cumberland Valley High School for head coach Seth Lehman • team won back-to-back PIAA state title in 2011 and 2012 • selected to the PSCA-Brine All-State team in 2012 • received NSCAA All-Region accolades in 2012 • named first team All-State and was the Mid-Penn Conference Player of the Year as a senior when she scored a team-high 23 goals and eight assists • Pennsylvania Gatorade Player of the Year nominee • selected to 2012 Big 11 and Patriot News first teams • 2011 Mid-Penn first team selection • Carlisle Sentinel, Big 11 Team and Patriot News first team selections • 2010 Mid-Penn second team All-Star • 2009 Mid-Penn honorable mention selection • honor roll student, member of the Key Club, and Eagle Buddies.

Elise Katharine Krause • daughter of Aaron and Cherie Krause • born Apr. 30, 1994 • exercise science major at Delaware with a minor in strength & conditioning •  has one brother, Seth • father, Aaron, played baseball at the University of Pittsburgh and was a member of the Montreal Expos organization • mother is an operating room nurse and father is a sales vice-president • uncle played professional baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates • favorite sports teams are the Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB) and Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) along with Chelsea FC soccer team • wants to pursue a career in physical therapy • plays the bassoon flute, and piano • Traveled to Denmark and Italy this summer and will be studying abroad in South Africa.


Year GP/GS Goals Assists Points Shots
2015 17/16 0 1 1 4
2014 15/13 1 5 7 8
2013 16/3 0 1 1 8
2012 12/3 0 0 0 2
TOTALS 60/35 1 7 9 22

Points: 2 vs. Marist (9/14/14)
Assists: 2 vs. Charleston (9/28/14)
Shots: 2 vs. Towson (9/26/13); Monmouth (8/22/14); Marist (9/14/14); Richmond; (8/28/15)
Goals: 1 vs Marist (9/14/14)

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