haley

Name: Haley Jablonski
High school: Lincoln-Way West
Projected college major: Art
Bowling hand: Right
GPA/ACT: 3.872
Member of the National Honor Society & Mu Alpha Theta

High School goals: To gather as much experience as possible.  To be a team leader and to compete and give my all at every event. Finish with 4.0gpa and Receive a 27 or higher on my ACT.

Other interests/activities besides bowling? Anything to do with Art.

What kind of college are you looking for? Somewhere where I can continue to learn and be a better bowler, as well as continue strengthening my art abilities.

College goals? To find a college that I can be comfortable at and that will prepare me for a successful career.  I want to keep working to be better at bowling and at art.  Link to portfolio is provided.   College Profile

High school bowling awards: Part of the record breaking season during my sophomore year.  Our team won quite a few awards and broke 10 school records.  The team made it to state for the first time ever and we ended in 13th place.  I Finished 30th at State during our amazing run.

Currently for junior year, our team has broken 13 records and we closed out conference with a 124-6 record.  We finished first in conference for the first time in our school history.  Four out of five bowlers finished All-Conference.  During Regionals our team finished in 2nd place and I finished third in the regional.  Sectionals we just missed out on our second appearance at state by 64 pins.  Already looking forward to my Senior year.

Other bowling tournament awards: I have won or placed in many tournaments in our local bowling association, but last year I had one accomplishment that I will never forget.  This was my first year in the U20 group.  Our association has a court at the end of the year, which crowns the best five overall bowlers throughout the season.  These are based off of all the tournaments and league stats throughout the year.  I finished fourth within the association and followed behind Morgan Flaherty 2012 State Champion, Kyra Udziela, 2015 State Champion, and Taylor Bailey, who is one of the best young bowlers in the area.  This was an amazing accomplishment that I will never forget.  Another fun thing that I will always remember was in eighth grade, I finished in third place during the IESA State Finals.  I was wearing a Vise shirt during that tournament and they honored me in their website and I was on the front page.  They replaced a picture of Pete Weber for that week, and I will never forget that.

Comment from high school coach about you:  "The biggest thing that I can say about Haley…..  As a sophomore, she was the leader of this team.  She held this team together and made everyone a better bowler.  The team honored her with the Team MVP award and as a coach, to me that is the best achievement she could have received.  As Haley mentioned, the team has broken a lot of school records and I believe she was a big part of that.  The biggest accomplishment was the way she led the team to our first state appearance.  As one of the youngest girls on the team, she led the way at state and finished 30th.  Averaged 209 in the 12 biggest games of her career.  Her ability to focus under the most intense situations, can’t be taught.  Her focus and attitude help the rest of the team stay calm and have fun.  As the coach, this is extremely helpful to having great team success.  Haley worries about the team’s success before her own, and that’s a wonderful thing to see in a very talented young person.

-Coach Scott.

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