Seidl demonstrates leadership and dedication
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Senior Molly Seidl has improved a lot since bowling for Palatine High School as a freshman.
Seidl’s dad got her interested in bowling from a younger age. Her dad bowled throughout high school and has his entire life. Once in awhile they did a few parent/child leagues together. When Seidl was little she knew that bowling was right for her.
“I wasn’t great at it when I was younger.” Seidl said, “I was never super dedicated to it like some of the other bowlers her dad and her played against at tournaments.”
Seidl has been surrounded by bowling her entire life and after that bowling became something that she would enjoy doing in the near future when she got older. Ever since her dad introduced to her bowling it rubbed on her since she was surrounded by bowling.
“I describe her as a leader.” Coach John Burke said, “She’s confident, I want confidence to be displayed to all her teammates.”
“My stress level at tournaments is off the charts.” Seidl said, “Don’t get me wrong. I love bowling in them, and I typically do better at tournaments than I do during regular season games.”
Pressure at tournaments is really insane because bowling is both a team and individual sport, and in tournaments the emotions behind every roll is amplified for both the good and the bad.
“I typically set my hands and feet in the correct position and run through a list in my head right before I throw,” Seidl said. “Flat hand, walk straight, not too fast, follow through, and breathe.”
“What gets me pumped up for tournaments are my teammates.” Seidle said, “My teammates and myself play hand games, or cards, or just hangout and talking before hand. Talking to teammates before the tournaments starts makes her feel good about the upcoming games.”
Overall, the team does a really good job of getting everyone fired up for tournaments even when the tournaments are early in the morning. Seidl feels that her teammates make her feel good when they cheer her up when she approaches to bowl in the tournaments. When it comes to tournaments she feels lots of pressure but then everything is all good when her teammates get her fired up.