How a previous connection helped Lily Krahn choose UW

Lily Krahn from Prairie du Chien is going to play Division I hoops for her state’s flagship university.

The PDC junior has committed to be a Badger under new head coach Marisa Moseley. Krahn is now Moseley’s first official in-state recruit.

Moseley is a former UConn assistant coach who’s been the head coach at Boston University the last three years. She previously offered Krahn to join Boston.

But with Moseley coming to Krahn’s home state, the decision was definitely easier. Boston is about 1,200 miles from Prairie du Chien. Madison is only 100. That shorter distance and Moseley’s coaching style appeal to Krahn.

“Just her openness with her players and what she wants–communication, she’s really good at that,” said Krahn. “Her determination, and then the sarcastic side [of her personality]. She really gets my sarcastic side, and I get hers. So we just clicked with each other.”

Krahn is averaging 20 points a game the past 2 seasons for Prairie du Chien.