SoCal Success: Knute Kraus, Salisbury

Knute Kraus, Salisbury

More and more lacrosse players from the Southland are heading off to play in college. This summer, Southland Lax is catching up with a few guys and asking them to share their experiences — what they’ve done, how they got there and how others can follow a similar path.

Knute Kraus, Salisbury

Name: Knute Kraus
College: Salisbury University
Hometown/High School: Las Flores, Calif./Tesoro High School
Position: Defense
Year in school: Sophomore
Years played: 7 years

Knute Kraus, Salisbury

Any awards won, both high school and college?
2010 Tesoro Varsity Defensive Player of the Year; 2010 and 2011 1st-Team All-South Coast League; 2011 1st-Team All-County; 2011 US Lacrosse All-American

How did you get into lacrosse?
My pop warner football coaches first introduced me to lacrosse in seventh grade.

What’s your favorite lacrosse memory?
Winning the 2012 NCAA Division III National Championship this year.

How did your season go this year?
It went very well — we went 23-0 and won it all. It was incredible.

What advice can you give to younger players looking to bring their games to the next level?
Always work hard, and no matter what, keep your stick in your hands. Always try to get better.

Knute Kraus, Salisbury