While he didn’t take up bowling until his senior year, former Rochelle student-athlete Nick Stevens has developed a passion for the sport, and he’ll be carrying that interest over to the collegiate level when he competes for Kishwaukee College this coming season.
“I saw signing with Kishwaukee College as a great opportunity for me to meet new people and learn more about one of my favorite sports,” Stevens said. “I bowled my senior year because I wanted to try something new and I was hooked instantly. My favorite things about the sport are competing with others and meeting new people that have similar interests as me.”
Stevens signed with the Kougars this past month, becoming the third current or former RTHS student-athlete to commit to the new Kishwaukee College bowling program and head coach Ranzy Collins. Stevens rolled with the Hubs for one season, earning his varsity letter before graduating high school and becoming a league bowler at Rochelle’s T-Byrd Lanes.
“I’m looking forward to traveling with the team and improving my skills to become a better and more consistent bowler,” Stevens said. “The Rochelle bowling program really taught me the basics of the sport and helped me learn how to be a team player. The men’s league at T-Byrds has shown me that taking the sport seriously is great, but it’s important to never let that competitiveness get in the way of having fun bowling.”
Stevens, who was also a member of the RTHS marching band, said he’s currently studying computers and technology at Kishwaukee College. He said he hopes to pursue a career in network management or computer hardware engineering after earning his degree.