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  Jillian Kraus
Jillian Kraus

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tustin, Calif.

High School:
Foothill

Height:
5-9

Position:
Defender

Notes
Led UCLA to four consecutive NCAA Championships...totaled 178 goals in 123 career matches, the fourth-highest career goals total in school history...recorded 57 goals as a senior, tied for the 11th-highest single-season goals total in program history.

2008
Played in all 33 matches...earned MPSF Co-Player of the Year honors with classmate Courtney Mathewson...also named a first-team ACWPC All-America selection and first-team All-MPSF honoree for the second consecutive year...earned MPSF All-Academic Team honors for the third straight season...scored 57 goals, the second-highest total on the team, on 141 attempts...totaled 41 steals, 36 earned exclusions, 10 assists and seven blocks...scored at least one goal in 29 of the Bruins' 33 games...opened the season with a 13-match scoring streak...tallied 17 multiple-goal games, including a season-high four goals against Hawaii (Feb. 9) and Long Beach State (Feb. 17)...also recorded seven three-goal performances...totaled three goals in the Bruins' NCAA Tournament opener against Pomona Pitzer (May 9)...named a first-team All-NCAA Tournament selection...one of five seniors to have led UCLA to the NCAA Championship in each of her four seasons.

2007
Played in all 30 matches...earned first-team ACWPC All-America honors and first-team All-MPSF accolades...also named to the MPSF All-Academic Team...scored 54 goals on 110 attempts, both totals ranking second-highest on the team...collected 28 steals, 15 assists and 19 earned exclusions...scored at least one goal in each of the Bruins' first 17 games...finished the season having scored in 26 matches...totaled five postseason goals, including two in the NCAA Championship victory over Stanford...logged two four-goal games - versus Hawaii (Feb. 22) and San Diego State (April 20)...also posted eight three-goal efforts.

2006
Played in all 33 matches...scored 40 goals on 69 attempts, scoring at a team-best 57 percent clip...her total of 40 goals ranked second-highest on the team...registered 24 steals, eight assists and 13 earned exclusions...gained ACWPC All-America and All-MPSF honorable mention accolades...selected to the MPSF All-Academic Team...named the MPSF Player of the Week on April 18 after scoring the game-tying goal with 12.6 seconds remaining against Stanford...totaled 12 multi-goal games...scored in 24 matches.

2005
Played 30 matches...scored 27 goals on 54 attempts...collected 36 steals, the third-highest total on the team...also registered 10 assists and six earned exclusions...captured ACWPC All-Academic Team accolades as an "excellent" selection...scored three goals against Arizona State (April 2)...finished the season with seven multi-goal games...helped lead the U.S. Junior National Team to the gold medal in Australia at the FINA Junior Women's World Championships.

High School
Four-year letterwinner in water polo and swimming at Foothill High School under coaches Dan Klatt and Dave Mikesell (water polo) and Jim Brumm (swimming)...served as water polo team captain in 2004 and earned MVP and scholar-athlete honors...captured CIF Division I co-Player of the Year and Sea View League Co-MVP honors in 2004...competed for the SoCal club team and the USA National Youth Team...earned All-CIF and All-Sea View League recognition in 2001, 2002 and 2003...recognized as a CIF Scholar-Athlete each of her four years at Foothill...served as swim team captain in 2003...qualified for the CIF Division I swim championships and finals in each of her four seasons...earned All-Sea View League first-team accolades as a swimmer in 2004...award the United States Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete medal in 2004.

Personal
Full name: Jillian Amaris Kraus...born December 18, 1986 in Newport Beach, Calif...one of Robert and Pamela Kraus' four children...has two brother, Chris and Jeremy, and one sister, Jennifer...undeclared major.

Jillian Kraus' Career Statistics
Year GP G ATT PCT AST STL
2005 30 27 54 50% 10 36
2006 33 40 69 58% 8 24
2007 30 54 110 49% 15 38
2008 33 57 141 40% 10 41
Totals 123 178 374 48% 43 129

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