Team Spotlight: Bowling

By Mackenzie Wagner | News Content Editor | MolloyLife Media

Molloy has over 20 athletic teams on campus, including the Women's Bowling team. The team is an NCAA Division II team that has been building credibility and growing in strength over the past few years. The program began on October 1st, 2015, and the team will officially start its 5th season.

Molloy's women's bowling squad follows a rigorous schedule in hopes of qualifying for the USBC Sectionals tournament. At the end of the season, the team will also compete in the East Coast Conference Championships in hopes of earning a spot in the NCAA National Championship tournament.

The team finished fourth at last year's Conference Championships, but they are looking forward to working hard this season to achieve the goal of winning the Conference Championships and advancing to the National Championships.

Although the team fell short of winning last season, they had the highest finish at the tournament in program history. The team looks forward to building on last year's success and work towards a championship title.

At the end of this season, the team will graduate six seniors. These bowlers will be the first graduating class from the program and are ready to compete in their final season.

Carly Licht says, "being a part of the first graduating class of the bowling team really means a lot" because she has been able to see the growth of the team and look back knowing she helped build it. Although the team is graduating many key players, they have gained two Freshmen who are eager to contribute to the team's success.  

Makayla Katz and Amanda Scarfogliero are both excited and nervous to start their first season. Fifteen talented women make up the bowling roster, who all share the common goal of being Conference Champions. Amanda says, "I've gained so many friends that I already consider family that not only helps with my bowling but more importantly my school life."

Although the team is fairly new, they have built a strong team dynamic that will aid their success in the upcoming season. After ending last season with the program's highest success, the Lions are going into this season ready to work even harder to achieve their goals.