Georgetown University Head Women's Soccer Coach Dave Nolan told his team that all he wanted his team to do on Sunday was to come out, play hard and play like champions in the BIG EAST Women's Soccer Championship Game.
Nolan on Kroening: "A consistent defender with great versatility. Mary can play on both flanks and also in the middle. A two year starter for us, I expect her to emerge as a leader on the field for us this year."
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.