A-State Women’s Bowling Opens Season

Taylor Davis approaches the bowling lane.

Taylor Davis approaches the lane during the 2017 season. The team begins its 2018 season in late October. (photo by Taylor Davis)

by Caleb Booker
Delta Digital News Service

JONESBORO – The Arkansas State women’s bowling team begins its 2018-19 season with a lot of fresh faces.

Five freshmen join two transfers and three returnees this season. Even though the team lost five seniors last season, members remain optimistic for the upcoming season.

“We’ll be just as successful as previous years because we still believe in the process with everything we’re doing and are working as one unit,” said sophomore Leah Glazer of Henderson, Nevada. “I can see this season potentially being one of the most successful seasons the program has seen.”

2018 Junior Gold Champion Julia Huren of Westland, Michigan, noted the team is younger, but said she believes it will still have success.

“There has been a lot of excitement for the opening tournament in October,” Huren said. “The team should be successful. I think a very big key to success is being on the same page, as in having common goals in mind and being a well-rounded team player.”

The players aren’t the only ones excited about the season. Entering his 10th season as head coach of the team, Justin Kostick shared his thoughts about the direction the team is taking this season.

“This year is an exciting year. With only three returners and seven newcomers, it is going to be interesting to see how the team gels together,” he said. “I think we can have the same success or even better.”

The season begins Oct. 26-28 in Fairview Heights, Illinois at the Bearcat Hammer Open tournament. The Red Wolves finished in fifth place in the 2017 Bearcat Hammer Open with nine wins and four losses.

Editor’s Note: Featured photo by Gord Webster [CC BY-SA 2.0]