Former two-sport star, Alyssa Krause returns for her third season as the softball coach at her alma mater in 2019.
She oversees all aspects of the program, including recruiting, practice planning and preparation as well as student-athlete development.
Krause played both soccer and softball for two seasons at Dean (2010-12), before moving on to New England College in Henniker, N.H. where she also played both sports and was named the 2014 New England College Scholar Student-Athlete of the Year.
In her two years with the Pilgrims on the soccer field, she was named to the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) first-team all-conference in 2012 after leading the team in scoring and then second-team all-conference in 2013.
Then during her two seasons with the NEC softball program (2013, 2015), she started all 59 games, collecting 60 career hits.
In her two seasons at Dean, Krause excelled at both sports, earning all-region accolades and was named the 2012 Female Student-Athlete of the Year after leading the country in batting average (.639).
Krause holds an associate’s degree from Dean in sports fitness and a was a summa cum laude graduate from New England College in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology content with a teacher’s certification.
In addition to her head softball coach position, she is the women's soccer assistant coach, serves as a resident director on campus and is the athletic department's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) advisor.