The FM women's bowling team completed their 2018 season with a respectable showing at NJCAA Nationals held in Buffalo this past weekend. The Lady Raiders finished 9th out of 16 teams.
"Conditions at Regionals and Nationals are very demanding. They bowl on an oil pattern that challenges the very best bowlers in the country and while it took a while for some to figure it, most of our bowlers did the best they could," commented Coach Tom Rathbun. "With five of six bowlers eligible to return on both teams next year, I hope they gained some valuable experience that will pay off."
Makayla Williams had the high series of the tournament among all FM bowlers with a very respectable 550 series on the final day. She posted scores of 157, 198, and a 195.
"I did want a make note of the special contribution by Freshman Angel LaFreniere of Fonda-Fultonville. Angel bowled well above her average for the entire tournament and if she had not stepped up, there is no telling how much lower in the standings we would have finished. She answered the call, and I was very proud of just how far she has progressed this year," stated Coach Rathbun.
This was the final competition for second year student-athlete and Co-Captain Kendra Sweet. "She has been with us since the beginning of this program and has provided leadership and guidance that can't be calculated. She stayed with the program while others did not and Kendra will be sorely missed. I thank her for her contribution, I would wish her the best of luck, but it's not necessary, I know how successful she will be as she moves on and becomes a fine adult role model", said Coach Rathbun.