Nolan Kruse has committed to Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT

Athletics


Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club John Abdou Santa Barbara Water Polo Club - -
High School John Walker
Position
Primary Position Goalkeeper
Athlete
GP GS G AT A BLK
Career - - - - - 771
Season - - - - - 308
goalie
GA GAA S SO
Career - - 771 1
Season - - 308 -
Physical Attributes
Hand
R
Water Polo Honors

*Coach's Award - 2009 (Freshman Year)
*CIF 2009-2010
*Round Table Athlete Honoree - 2010 and 2011 (Sophomore and Junior Year)
*Team MVP - 2010 (Sophomore Year)
*3rd Team All League (PAC-7) Goalie - 2010 (Sophomore Year)
*Team Captain - 2011 (Junior Year)
*Team MVP/Best Defensive Player - 2011 (Junior Year)
*First Team All League (PAC-7) Goalie - 2011 (Junior Year)

Water Polo Additional

I am a four-year varsity starting goal keeper for my high school. I play in the local masters' games every Sunday held by the local club organization - One Way Water Polo. I have also traveled with our master's team and played in three tournaments with them. I have so far attended five water polo/goalie camps; two at Stanford University, one at UC Santa Barbara, one at Pepperdine, and one hosted by Steve Hamann at a local high school.

Academics


GPA
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
SAT Math
SAT Score (Composite)
ACT Score (Composite)
High School
ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL
School City
SANTA MARIA
School State
CA
Guidance Counselor
-
Guidance Counselor Phone
Guidance Counselor Email
Class Size
133
School Size
-
TOEFL Score
Class Rank
1
School Division
-
Major Category
Business Mgmt and Admin. Services
Major
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Major Category
Engineering
Major
Aerospace, Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineer
Major Category
Mathematics
Major
Mathematics, General
Other Academic Information
I have maintained a 4.0 or higher gpa throughout junior high and so far in high school. I am taking the hardest available classes that my school can offer. I have attended a private school since kindergarten. I will be attending California Boy's State during the 2012 summer. I am also a National Merit Scholar.
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Personal


First Name
Nolan
Last Name
Kruse
Address
City
State
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Email
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Athlete's Mother
Athlete's Father
Gender
M
Height
6'3"
Weight
175
Birthdate
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Personal Highlights
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Additional Questions:
Why do you want to be recruited to play sports in college?
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Athletes are often leaders on and off the field. Please provide one example of how you have demonstrated leadership in both areas.

Being a water polo goalkeeper, you are the quarterback of the team. You alone can decide the outcome of a game on your decisions and actions and everyone is looking to you to be the solid wall behind them. The same goes for being team captain.
When I was a freshman, I was pulled up to the varsity team where I had to contend with nearly 12 seniors and earn their respect. I worked hard and achieved it although it wasn't easy. I have been a leader for my water polo team since day one.
Out of the pool, I am just as much of a captain and mentor as I am in it. Whether it be leading my class of 2013 in academics or being a representative of my city when I attend California Boy's Sate in the summer of 2012, I can be the one everyone can look up to. Through tutoring and just being a good friend, others have learned that they can come to me for help whenever they need it and I try to always be more than willing to give it out when possible.

Please explain how you pursue "healthy athletic performance" as a student-athlete.

No matter what the situation is, I always try to the best of my ability to respect my mind and my body and keep it safe. I am always careful to not put myself in a situation where I could potentially harm myself. I eat well-balanced meals and try to stay away from the junk food (even though I do give in sometimes). I never use drugs or drink alcohol and don't even hang around people that do. I try to always get a good night's sleep every night, even though it can be hard with intensive homework loads. I am constantly practicing to keep my body in shape and ready for any athletic challenge.

Please describe how you are involved in service in your community and why these efforts are important to you.

To give back to my community, I have volunteered my time in two different ways so far. I have spent 40 hours as a cabin leader for the local science camp that teaches 6th graders about nature and the environment. As someone who loves science and being outdoors, being a cabin leader that assists in the teaching process is a special opportunity for me. I not only get to be out in the wild, but also inspire others through my love of nature. I have also volunteered more than 4 hours picking fruit for my local food bank. As an athlete, I love food and I feel it is important for everyone to have access to such sustenance. That is why I work to try and provide the less fortunate with the opportunity to acquire the food and nutrition all humans require.

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