Maddie brings some “magic” to Coyote’s core
She’s also a fierce competitor who was put in what could be a tough spot when she became a major contributor to a veteran squad with high expectations. Seniors Chloe Lamb, Hannah Sjerven and Liv Korngable have played a total of 366 games for the Coyotes, with 212 starting assignments. These games have included some of the best seasons this schedule has ever seen, many with Summit League titles and NCAA tournament spots on the line.
“It was a little intimidating to come in and expect to play at the same level as some of these guys when I got here,” said Krull. “But I think their experience of playing with different teammates – they also played with older kids at one point – gave them the ability to help me hang out and feel comfortable. They made me enter the mix without there being a lot of drop. The coaching staff also did a great job giving me confidence. “
Krull graduated from Millard South High School in Omaha with school records in interceptions and assists while scoring 1,312 points, the second highest ever in school history. She was a Member of the Whole State for four years and, unsurprisingly, became one of the best prospects when it came time to start thinking about making a decision for college.
It turns out that Coyote‘s staff had been watching her for some time.
“From her eighth year on, you could tell she had very special leadership abilities,” Plitzuweit said. “People followed her because she was playing so hard, but she was also a very encouraging and very vocal leader on the pitch.”
Krull averaged 31 minutes and 9.2 points per game for the NCAA tournament-related Coyotes a year ago during a pandemic college basketball season. A year later, she returned with the same base group for another race. To date, the point guard is averaging 6.9 points and 32.7 minutes per game for the 9-4 Coyotes, who are 2-0 in the Summit League and return to the conference game on the 30th. December at home against North Dakota.