Pac-12 Freshman Team
FRESHMAN (2012): Krauser proved to be a standout player in her first season. She was the only freshman to play in and start every game. She ranked second and third on the team in shots (35) and shots on goal (16). She also led all freshmen with six points. Her two assists came in the Buffs' home opener against LIU (2-0) and home closer against Utah (1-1). Krauser was also a force on the road, scoring twice in away games. Her first goal came at Northwestern, keeping the Buffs in the game that ended in a 2-2 tie and helping her to CU Athlete of the Week honors. Her second goal was the game winner at Wyoming, setting the pace for a 2-0 victory. Krauser's superb season also helped her to a spot on the Pac-12 Freshman Team.
HIGH SCHOOL: Krauser was a three-time first-team All-Sea View League selection and three-time team most valuable player at Woodbridge High School. She helped the Warriors to the CIF State Tournament for the first time in 10 years in 2011. She had a high school career total of 32 goals and 31 assists. With the So Cal Blues club team, she won multiple championships including the 2011 USYSA Region IV (in which she scored the first goal in the 2-0 win against the favorite Oregon Rush), 2010 Coast Soccer Premier League and 2009 National League Far West Regional titles. She was a National Cup semi-finalist in 2008 and earned championships in both the U-15 and U-16 Coast Soccer Premier Leagues. She was named a Girls' Soccer Player to Watch for 2009-10 by OCVarsity.com. She was also part of the Warriors' 2009 and 2011 league champion track teams and still has her name in the books as a member of the group that holds the school's 4x100 record.
IN THE CLASSROOM: Krauser majors in studio art at Colorado.
PERSONAL: Her full name is Madison Taylor Krauser. She was named after her great-great-grandfather, who was a United States Ambassador to Haiti. She was born on October 18, 1993 in Atlanta to Thomas and Sarah Krauser. Her father was a wrestler at Georgia Tech from 1977-82 and coached the Yellow Jackets from 1983-92. She has two siblings, Jennie, who plays soccer at NC State, and Keating. She hopes to follow in her mother's footsteps and work in the design industry. She appeared in the film "Daughter of the American Revolution." When not playing soccer, she enjoys painting and snowboarding. She was a member of her high school's student council and was a photographer for the yearbook.