Girls Bowling: Mickley commits to Kishwaukee College

Rochelle senior Alyssa Mickley will continue her academics and her bowling career with Kishwaukee College next year. (Photo by Russell Hodges)

Rochelle senior planning to pursue education in marine science

Rochelle Township High School allowed senior bowler Alyssa Mickley to compete with a team for the first time in her life. Using the leadership skills she learned in her three years with the Lady Hubs, Mickley will look to make an immediate impact at Kishwaukee College next year.

“I’m looking forward to the competition and seeing how college bowling differs from high school bowling,” Mickley said. “I’ve been bowling for most of my life and I’m looking forward to continuing to do what I love. I’m also looking forward to meeting new bowlers and making new friends. RTHS helped prepare me for college because it was my first time being on a team. I had always bowled as an individual, but RTHS showed me what being on a team is all about.”

Mickley will reunite with RTHS teammate Carly Summers, who also signed with the Lady Kougar bowling program for the upcoming school year. Mickley spent all three years with the Lady Hubs on the varsity team, earning an All-Conference Honorable Mention in the Northern Illinois Big 12 during her freshman season and the Interstate 8 during her senior season.

“Kishwaukee College had been talking with me about bowling for a while and I thought it would be an awesome experience,” Mickley said. “My sister went to Kishwaukee College and she loved her experience there. I also want to stay close to home for a few more years because I have plans to bowl in adult leagues and help coach the youth league bowlers in town. I think I will bring leadership, determination and positivity to the Kishwaukee College team next year.”

A one-time IHSA Sectional qualifier and Interstate 8 Academic All-Conference Honorable Mention, Mickley said she intends to earn her associate’s degree at Kishwaukee College before transferring to a four-year school to major in marine science. Mickley said she hopes to make a difference in improving oceans and helping marine life.”

“I’m very proud of Alyssa and I’m happy for her,” Rochelle head coach Eric Widick said. “I’m glad I was able to help Alyssa improve her bowling skills, which she can use to help further her education. I wish Alyssa nothing but success and I’ll continue to follow her progress.”