St. Francis College in Brooklyn is making Staten Island a hot spot for finding recruits.
Notre Dame Academy bowler Taylor Waglione Wednesday became the second Island bowler in a week to sign a National Letter of Intent to attend the school on the other side of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
The New Dorp resident will join fellow Islander Victoria Hollywood on the Terriers’ bowling roster. Hollywood, a McKee/Staten Island Tech student, signed her letter of intent to attend St. Francis last week. Islander Alexis Ortiz was recruited last year by the Terriers and will be a sophomore in the fall.
Like Hollywood, Waglione signed her letter at a place that means a lot to her, Rab’s Country Lanes.
“I chose to sign at Rab’s because I started bowling there when I was about six. I grew up practicing there, and bowling in leagues and tournaments,” said the 18-year-old. “It’s become like a second home to me. I have a love for the place and everyone there.”
And she can’t to wait to get going at St. Francis College, which boasts a solid bowling program.
“I chose St. Francis because when I first went to visit the school during junior year. I fell in love with it and hoped to advance in my bowling career there,” said Waglione, who will major in criminal justice.
“I hope to become a better bowler, a more experienced player, and a good asset to the team.”
During her high school career, Waglione maintained an average above 200, and was named Advance All Star, and led the Gators to many victories.
“I have accomplished a lot over these past few years. I am proud of myself and hope to continue and grow throughout college,” she said.
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