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Monmouth University & Fairleigh Dickinson Co-Host New Jersey Open

Monmouth Women’s Bowling team co-hosted the New Jersey Open this past weekend along with Fairleigh Dickinson University. The Hawks continued their season with an impressive showing in the three-day tournament in Stratford, New Jersey.

On Friday in a five-game baker total pinfall format, The Hawks defeated Holy Family University, 843-584; Long Island University, 977-908; Adelphi University, 891-795 and Wagner College, 979-832. On the second day of the tournament during traditional play, the Hawks continued their success with wins over #25 Fairleigh Dickinson University, 958-934; Kutztown University, 885-865; Wilmington University, 986-969 and New Jersey City University, 846-771. The Hawks had the second highest pinfall with 9095 and only being edged out by Wilmington University by 197 pins.

The Hawks look to continue their strong play in the Griffen Baker Classic at Chestnut Hill College in Limerick, PA which will be a two-day tournament from Feb. 3-4.

As the season progresses The Hawks look to have continued success with a team made up of nine bowlers: seniors Jenna Lehrer (Commack, NY, Commack), Mafe Aguiluz (San Jose, Costa Rica, Lincoln School Costa Rica), Siyah Sweeny (Crofton, MD, South River / Anne Arundel C.C.), junior Sierra Poole (Sanford, FL, Lake Mary), sophomores Desire Villalobos (Mérida, MX, Centro Educativo Piaget), Brillian Soedarmasto (Levittown, NY, Division Avenue), freshman, Morgan Davis (North Richland Hills, TX, Birdville), Abby Binck (Gloucester City, NJ, Gloucester City), and Ava Johnson (Las Vegas, NV, Northwest Career and Technical Academy).

Head Coach Karen Grygiel was pleased to announce the signing of incoming freshmen Kailyn Bloch from East Islip High School in New York and Grace Kraemer who attended New Egypt High School in New Jersey. Both players have signed their National Letter of Intent (NLI) to join the Hawks for the 2024-25 season. According to the Monmouth Athletics Website Coach Grygiel commented, “In addition to being excellent students and bowlers, Kailyn & Grace are overall incredible athletes. Their athletic careers have spanned multiple sports, giving them a competitive spirit, immense versatility and inspiring leadership skills. We are very excited to have them join our Hawk Family!”