- height 5-5
- class Freshman
General: Very athletic defender… Played on the defending national championship club team… She willbattle for the starting right back spot… Great one-on-one defender and marker… Needs to work ontechnical ability.
Pre-College: Makes her home in the Bluegrass from Grasonville, Md… Led Kent Island High Schoolin scoring four straight years… Collected team MVP honors in both soccer and track in 1998and 1999… Her Bethesda Fury club team captured the Premier U-17 Girls National Championshiplast season.
Personal: Full name is Lauren Merselis Krasko… Born may 9, 1984… Parents are Ken and Kim Krasko…Has three siblings, Jessie, Casey and Madison… Lists winning national championship with BethesdaFury as her highlight in athletic career… Came to UK over James Madison and George Washington…Selected Kentucky because she loved the campus and facilities… Goals at UK: to graduated with agood degree.
Lipka on Krasko: “Lauren comes from a very successful program in Maryland – a national championshipteam in Bethesda. She is a fundamentally sound player that will challenge in the back this season.”