Monroe varsity bowler finishes fourth at states

Bailey Benvenuto and Emilia McLeod

In early March, three Monroe varsity bowlers attended states to compete in singles. One of them was Nataleigh Eagle, who finished fourth.

Eagle expressed how nervous she was at the beginning, but how her second game allowed her to pull through.

“I started out not in the top ten. After that, I ended up bowling my second game, the front nine, which is nine strikes out of 12 in a row. And that got me all the way to third. and I stayed there for the rest of the day,” said Eagle.

Though her high school bowling career has come to an end, she has had more accomplishments than anyone else in the history of Monroe bowling. Her career consists of four-year letterman, four-year all SEC, finishing fourth this season at states, third last season, and two-time all-state bowler.

Eagle also reflected on her past with bowling, as well as her future. 

“I’ve been bowling since I can even remember. It’s been forever, ever since I could walk, my parents would bring me to bowl with my cousins,” said Eagle. “I have quite a few offers from a few different colleges… Right now, my top two are Madonna University and Rochester University, but I also have offers with Tennessee Lawrence Tech and University of Michigan.”

Amid her successes and different offers, she said she is definitely not giving up bowling anytime soon.

“I bowl with Madonna tomorrow and I have Rochester next week, so I’m gonna see if I like the team, the environment, and the coaches, and see where I’m gonna go from there,” Eagle said.