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5 Lilly Kruse

Class: Junior Position: OH Height: 5-10 Previous School: Lakewood Park Christian School Hometown: Auburn, Ind.

2019 (So.)
• Played in 54 sets over a span of 24 matches
• Totaled 50 kills, six aces, 69 digs and eight blocks (all assisted)
• Posted her first career doubles-double with a season-high 11 kills and career-high 15 digs to go along with two aces and one block against Northern Arizona (Sept. 21)
• Registered eight kills, one ace and nine digs in a 3-2 win at North Alabama (Oct. 4)
• Recorded two block assists against both UNI (Aug. 31) and Washington State (Sept. 14)
• Named to ASUN Honor Roll

2018 (Fr.)
• Competed in 42 sets over a span of 16 matches, starting 10 times
• ASUN All-Freshman Team
• Named ASUN Freshman of the Week on Oct. 29, the first Liberty volleyball player to earn the award
• Recorded 73 kills (1.74 kps), 13 aces, 75 digs and nine blocks (two solo, seven assisted)
• Started in 10 out of Liberty's final 11 matches of the season
• Served up three aces against Maryland Eastern Shore (Oct. 23)
• Scored a career-high 17 kills at Lipscomb (Nov. 4), hitting .382
• Her 17 kills at Lipscomb were the most by a Liberty freshman since the 2016 season
• Totaled seven kills, nine digs and three blocks against North Alabama (Oct. 28)
• Sent down 10 kills and tied her career high with three aces in regular-season finale at FGCU (Nov. 10)
• Collected a season-high 11 digs in ASUN Championship semifinal against FGCU (Nov. 16)
• Named to ASUN Honor Roll

Prep
• Graduated from Lakewood Park Christian School
• First Liberty volleyball player since Athena Sherwood (1996-99) to hail from Indiana
• As a senior, was ranked sixth in the nation with 147 aces, to go along with 546 kills
• Four-time all-area selection
• Three-time All-Northeast Indiana
• Finished career with 1,998 career kills, 987 digs and 421 service aces
• 2016 AVCA Phenom
• 2017 UnderArmour Phenom Watch List
• Earned an UnderArmour All-American nomination following senior year
• Received multiple MaxPreps Player of the Week honors
• Named to Journal Gazette Watch List in 2017
• Competed for Pineapple Volleyball Club and Empowered Volleyball Academy
• Also played softball in high school

Personal
• Daughter of Mitchell and Susan Kruse
• Sister, Megan Schmitz, played softball at Anderson University in Anderson, Ind.
• Sister, Kelsey Herber, played volleyball at Huntington and is currently an assistant volleyball coach at her alma mater
• Majoring in strategic communications
• Birthday is July 2