Nolan on Kroening: "Coming off a strong year Mary has emerged as a very important part of our team. She defends well, attacks out of the back and is a threat on set pieces. She also is a quiet leader for our team. I expect her to have a great senior season."
2012: Started all 23 games on the backline ... Led the team in minutes played (2,054) ... Scored two goals and had two assists for six points ... Part of a defensive unit that set a school record with 13 shutouts ... A BIG EAST Academic All-Star selection.
2011: A starter on the back line ... Appeared in 19 games, starting 18 times ... Scored two goals and had two assists for six points ... A BIG EAST Academic All-Star selection.
2010: Appeared in all 24 games, starting 23 times ... Came on as a reserve in the season opener at American and started every game the rest of the season ... Fifth on the team in minutes played (1,969) ... Helped to lead a defense that recorded nine shutouts and was tied for third in the league in goals allowed (0.83) ... A BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
Prior to Georgetown: A member of the Region Two Olympic Development Program and a four-time representative of the Minnesota State team ... Played her club soccer for the Woodbury Inferno, one of the top teams in the Midwest ... Her Woodbury H.S. team was ranked No. 1 nationally as a senior and she was named all-conference ... A three-sport athlete and also represented her school at basketball and softball.
Personal: Born in St. Paul, Minn. .... The daughter of Mike and Colleen Kroening ... Has two older sisters, Maureen and Elizabeth ... Enjoys waterskiing, boating and traveling ... Favorite teams are the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings ... Favorite movie is Elf ... Mathematics major, with minors in economics and business administration.