Name: Kiersten Kraus
School: Neenah High School
Head Coach: Emily Bennett
Volleyball Highlights: Earned honorable mention all-FVA as a sophomore... first-team all-FVA as a junior... WVCA honorable mention all-state as a junior... committed to NCAA Division I Kent State University...
Other Sports Played: "Growing up I was involved with a lot of sports. When I was really young, I played hockey and danced for a couple years. I then switched to basketball and soccer up til freshman year when I decided to only play volleyball."
Most Memorable Volleyball Match: "The most memorable volleyball memory I have is when we beat Arrowhead in the championship and won the Joust."
Team Bonding Moments: "I loved going to team camp every year because it seemed like I never stopped laughing and having fun. It also brought the team closer."
Favorite Volleyball Player: "Lauren Carlini is my favorite volleyball player because she is a phenomenal setter and a great leader on the court."
Favorite Volleyball Team: "My favorite volleyball team is the Wisconsin Badgers because I have watched them for many years and they are great athletes."
Favorite Opponent: "I enjoyed playing Arrowhead because they had a well rounded team and always competed hard."
I Wish I Could Meet: "I would love to meet Simone Biles because she is one of the greatest athletes to ever compete."
Earliest Volleyball Memory: "I remember going to tryouts my 13s year and only having one knee pad with me."
Favorite Memory From Youth Volleyball: "My favorite memory from youth volleyball was going to nationals for the first time. We all stayed in a house together and had lots of fun."
I Like Volleyball Because: "Volleyball has given me so many amazing friendships throughout the years as well as many great opportunities."
Favorite Pre-Match Music: "Before a match I like to listen to any type of pump up music."
Best Volleyball-Related Advice I Ever Received: "Some of the best advice I have received throughout the years of volleyball is, 'Hate losing more than you love winning'."
"Another piece of advice that has stuck with me is 'make your presence known'."
Growing Up My Dream Volleyball Scenario Was: "When I first started playing volleyball the one thing I was most excited to experience was wearing a Neenah Jersey and playing
in the Ron Eironson Fieldhouse in front of fans."
Favorite Website: "I love Amazon because they have just about everything you’d ever need."
Hobbies: "In my free time I really love to go boating and spend the day on the lake. I also enjoy hammocking."
College Plans: "I will be attending Kent State University to play volleyball and pursue a degree in nursing."