Emmitsburg, Md. – Mount St. Mary's bowling head coach Kenneth DeGraaf has announced the addition of Haley Carroll to the coaching staff as a graduate assistant for the upcoming season.
"I am extremely excited to begin this journey as the graduate assistant for Mount Bowling," said Carroll. "Last season, I had the privilege of competing against this talented team and getting to see firsthand the true grit and drive for success each of these girls possess. I look forward to now being a part of this program and seeing what future success this team is able to achieve."
Carroll attended and bowled at fellow Northeast Conference member Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pa., where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in both Accounting and Finance. At SFU, Carroll was a team captain her senior season and named to the NEC All-Conference team on three separate occasions, including first team selections in 2017 and 2019. A standout in the classroom, Carroll was a member of the dean's list every year at SFU, earning her multiple Academic All-American honors from the National Tenpin Coaches Association.
"As a former graduate assistant at Saint Francis, I have known Haley as a player I have coached both for and against," said head coach Kenneth DeGraaf. "I can honestly say, it is much better when she is a part of your team rather than competing against her. Her knowledge of the game is superb and she is all about team over individual. Every coach strives to have a player with her mindset. Now, as one of our coaches, I am excited for her to share everything she has learned from her time as a standout student-athlete with our young team. Her family is deeply rooted in this sport and I am happy the Mount has provided her a platform to stay involved and give back."
Carroll will have an important role on the coaching staff, helping mentor, train, and develop an increased roster size of 12 student-athletes compared to eight in 2018-19. She will also play an instrumental role in United States Bowling Congress competitions that occur the corresponding weekend of NCAA competitions, serving as head coach for the USBC squad in such weekends.