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January Female Athlete of the Month: Emma Lieser

Bowling is right up senior and captain Emma Lieser’s alley. Lieser has played on the varsity girls bowling team all four years of high school and is excited to take on being the captain of the team for the second year in a row.

Lieser has been bowling for over 10 years. She was inspired to join the sport because she grew up watching her parents and sister bowl. “Bowling runs in my blood and has always looked like so much fun, so I decided to join a children’s league in first grade,” Lieser said.

With the hard work Lieser has put in, she was the perfect candidate for captain. As captain, Lieser’s responsibilities include helping out the girls, creating a positive atmosphere, boosting everyone’s morale and communicating updates from the coaches to the girls on the team.

Senior and co-captain Kaitlyn Gribbins has worked closely with Lieser the past four years and looks up to her dedication to the team. “Emma is very supportive of everyone on the team and always pumping us up when we get upset about not doing well. She’s a great team member, and I’m so happy to be able to bowl together,” Gribbins said.

Lieser plans to attend IVCC next year, which does not have a bowling team, but does not plan to stop bowling anytime soon. She wants to try to join a bowling league at a local bowling alley next year. In addition to bowling, Lieser is also a member of National Honor Society, concert choir, Superfan Club and works at Festivities Unlimited.