As we learned earlier in the week, Pelham senior middle Megan Krause was named the Con Ed Scholar Athlete of the Week. My colleague Jermaine Dennis (@TheRealJDennis) wrote the feature story, which ran Saturday.
By Jermaine Dennis
Pelham volleyball player Megan Krause has developed into a formidable middle blocker since her starting debut as a sophomore.
Krause has helped the Pelicans reach the Class B state finals the past two years.
The Con Edison Scholar Athlete of the Week was an integral element to the Pelicans’ 28-game winning streak against Section 1 opponents that ended with Thursday’s loss to Panas.
Furthermore, her she had a monstrous outing Tuesday against defending Class D state champion Haldane, finishing with 10 kills, seven digs, five aces and a block in the 3-1 win.
“She’s an exceptionally driven and focused individual,” Pelham coach Mark Finegan said about his senior captain. “Megan is a veteran holdover from last year’s team and she has galvanized this group and made this team come together as a unit.”
In addition to volleyball, Krause (above, 14) also has developed a great love for science while at Pelham. Her interest in the subject brewed from the science courses Pelham requires its freshman to take.
“At our school, everyone has to take chemistry, physics, and living environments,” she said. “And for me, finding out information and discovering new things really intrigues me.”
Her love blossomed after joining the school’s science research group as a freshman. Four years of involvement with the group helped her realize the potential careers she may pursue, especially in environmental science.
By the end of her sophomore year, Krause found herself preparing for a summer full of internships in the field, including one at Texas A&M University and another at New York Botanical Gardens.
Now, as a senior, Krause finds herself preparing to choose which college to attend next fall. With all the possible careers she can pursue, she said environmental science is among her top choices.
Name: Megan Krause
Other sports: None
Likes: Music, “Modern Family,” pasta
Dislikes: Apple juice, oatmeal, mosquitoes
Future plans: Playing college volleyball and studying environmental science.
Photo credit: Paul Finch for The Journal News