Lady Knights bowling team takes fourth in the state


Coach Raymond, Coach Christine, Kali Siegle, Angela Furin, Justine Stolinski, julie Fekete, Coach Scott, Gabby Anders, Katie McGrail, Kari Siegle

Following a successful season, the Lady Knights bowling team ended their season by taking first in the region, placing seventh at WIPBLS and then moving onto the state championship to finish fourth in the state.

“Being able to place fourth this year and being region champs felt amazing,” said senior captain Justine Stolinski. “I’m so proud of my team and the work we put in to be able to place fourth in the whole state.”

The top 8 teams from WIPBLS (Western PA Interscholastic Bowling League) moved onto states with other top Pennsylvania teams. The Lady Knights fought for their 7th place spot through 3 games.

“It was very intense having to fight for that spot,” said Kali Siegal. “I was really worried that we might lose it and not qualify to move onto states but we were able to pull through.”

Moving on from WIPBLS, the Lady Knights packed their bags and traveled across the state to Lancaster, PA to claim their spot at the  state championship.

“I was so glad that we made it so far my senior year,” said Julie Fekete. “I’ve never gotten to go so far with this team before. We all really bonded throughout the competition and then placing fourth brought us together even more.”

 The Lady Knights started their run at States off by losing their first game, but pulled through on the last two which secured their spot as 4th in the state. 

“Going so far my freshman year has only encouraged me to work harder for the next three years,” said Kari Siegel. “I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for our team.”

Freshman Kali Siegal did exceptionally well and was even selected to the Pennsylvania All Star team for being one of the top five scorers at the state competition.

“I really didn’t expect to earn a spot on the all star team,” said Kali Segal. “Even though its just an honorary title it was such an exciting award to receive.”

Now that their season is over, the Lady Knights are preparing to say goodbye to two of their seniors and key players.

“As sad as it is to be leaving this team, I’m excited to move on with my bowling career by bowling on Robert Morris University’s bowling team,” said Stolinski. “It’s very bittersweet. I can’t wait to graduate while at the same time I’m going to miss this so much.”

Along with Stolinski, Julie Fekete will also be graduating and moving onto Seton Hill where she will not be bowling.

“I’m choosing to focus on school,” said Fekete. “I’ll always continue to play, just maybe not in such a competitive environment. I will always be grateful for my time on this team and for the people I’ve met throughout the years.”