Meet Notre Dame High School senior Lauren Krieger, The Hawk Eye's High School Athlete of the Week

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Notre Dame’s Lauren Krieger (15) drives around Holy Trinity’s Mary Kate Bendlage this season.


Notre Dame’s Lauren Krieger (15) drives to the basket last season.

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Lauren Krieger

Lauren Krieger is a nice, easy-going, fun-loving person by nature.

But put her in a uniform in a game situation and watch her transform into a fierce competitor.

Whether it be softball, volleyball or basketball, Krieger hates to lose.

She thrives on hard work and strives to make those around her better.

Case in point: this past volleyball season.

Krieger, a senior at Notre Dame High School, hadn’t played the sport since her freshman year. But when the Nikes needed a setter, she donned the uniform and gave it her best.

She ended up earning all-conference accolades.

That came on the heels of an all-conference performance at shortstop for the West Burlington-Notre Dame softball team last summer.

It comes as no surprise, then, that Krieger is off to a hot start in her senior season of basketball for the Nikes.

Krieger, is averaging 17.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 3.0 steals per game for the 4-6 Nikes.

Krieger and the Nikes jump back into action on Jan. 2 when they travel to play Iowa City Regina.

Notre Dame returns home Jan. 5 for an SEI Super Conference South Division game against New London at Father Minett Gymnasium.

The Hawk Eye recently caught up with Krieger, the High School Athlete of the Week, to learn a little more about her.

What is your favorite sport besides basketball?


What is it that you like about basketball?

I love my team and it’s fun to work together to try to be competitive in every game.

What is your best memory in basketball?

Going to state my sophomore year.

How do you and your teammates make practice fun?

We scrimmage a lot so it’s fun to compete and push each other.

Who is the funniest person on the team and why?

Hands down it is (assistant coach) Steve Gray. Steve isn’t a player on the team but his enthusiasm and love for Notre Dame basketball makes his motivational speeches and one liners epic. He keeps practice fun.

Who is your biggest role model and why?

My mom because she is the hardest working person I know and is always makes sacrifices for other people.

What is your favorite subject in school and why?

Science classes because I have always been interested in how things work.

What is your favorite meal?

If I say anything other than chicken strips people will know I’m lying.

What is your favorite TV show?

Grey’s Anatomy

What food can you always find in your refrigerator?

Grape Propel

If you won the lottery, what would your first purchase be and why?

Taylor Swift Eras Tour tickets

What do you enjoy doing in your free time and why?

I enjoy baking and watching Netflix shows.

What is your favorite motivational slogan or quote?

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

What are your future plans for college and career?

I plan to attend the University of Iowa and pursue a career in pharmacology.

What is something about yourself that would surprise people?

People would be most surprised to know that I hate all condiments.