Mater Dei seniors Lauren Krebs and Megan Zurliene have recently committed to play college soccer at Kaskaskia College.
“It’s great to still be close to home and get everything figured out before I started this season,” said Zurliene. “I love to play soccer and I know some of the players on the team so that will be a big benefit.”
The duo will be a part of only the sixth team at Kaskaskia. The Blue Angels reached the NJCAA Regional 24 championship match last season along with being nationally ranked for the first time in their history. KC was 14-4 last season and graduate eight sophomores from that team.
“It’s a great opportunity to stay close to home and go to college,” Krebs. “Signing early was a big factor because I don’t know what field I want to go into.”
The Lady Knights were 12-6-1 last season and reached the Class A Sectional finals for the first time in school history. “Kaskaskia’s getting two very good players who are hard workers and very coachable,” said MD head coach Tim Vance. “They get to stay local and Kaskaskia has a pretty good program. I think they’ll fit right in.”
Krebs scored eight goals and had eight assists last season. Zurliene was a key defender for the Lady Knights last season that allowed just 32 goals.
“We have had a need at defender and Megan does a good job marking up, especially on the outside,” said KC head coach Joe Basch. “Lauren will be a good target player for us and she can play at either forward or midfielder.”
Pictured are Megan Zurliene and her parents Pam and Russell. In the back row is MD athletic director Dennis Trame, MD assistant coach Lindsey Lappe, head coach Tim Vance, KC head coach Joe Basch and MD president Dennis Litteken.
Also pictured is Lauren Krebs along with her parents Mary Jo and Dennis. In the back row is MD athletic director Dennis Trame, MD assistant coach Lindsey Lappe, head coach Tim Vance, KC head coach Joe Basch and MD President Dennis Litteken.