Bowl4Life Athletes of the Month

presented by Eileen’s Bowling Buddy

March 2023

Congratulations to Emily Carpenter, the March 2023 Bowl4Life Eileen's Bowling Buddys Athlete of the Month!

Age 15
from McHenry, IL
Coach Steve Brugioni at Raymond's Bowl

Emily is a Sophomore in high school but bowling caught her eye when she was 10, just to meet some other kids her age in a fun league. Our youth coach made it so much fun for the kids, she asked to go almost every day. In the next few months, she was up to two youth leagues per week and the fun league. The following year she was asked to join the travel league and her love for bowling shined through. She worked hard, started lessons outside of the coaching from the league and found a great match with Coach Steve Brugioni. Besides her high school team, she has expanded her tournament experiences to Illinois Pepsi Finals, ISST, JBST, AYBT, GLJGT, and PBA Jr.  This July will be her 3rd trip to Junior Gold.  

Keep up the great work Emily. Welcome to the Bowl4Life family. We can’t wait to see what you accomplish next!


February 2023

Congratulations to Max Eder, the February 2023 Bowl4Life Eileen's Bowling Buddys Athlete of the Month!

Age: 18
from: Springfield, VA
Coach William Clark and Coach Bryant Mehio
Bowl America Woodbridge

Max is a senior who will be graduating from Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke, Virginia in the spring with a 3.8 GPA, and who will be attending Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio, in the fall to bowl with the Fighting Muskies.
He is an incredible person, who has improved as a bowler dramatically and has come an incredibly long way! Bowling is a true passion for Max. He started bowling three years ago in a fun local youth league, got some good advice and met some caring people who saw his potential, and moved to a more competitive elite league where he has excelled ever since. He bowls in several leagues and works tirelessly with his coaches, William Clark and Bryant Mehio, practicing every chance he gets to get better.

Max received five offers to bowl on college teams! The interest is not just because he is a good bowler. He also has an amazing attitude, works incredibly hard, is a supportive teammate, and is driven to succeed.

Max has success on and off the lanes. Max is going to study education in college and hopes to work with elementary school students. He would be perfect in this career, as he is a pillar in our community, as a teacher should be. Max is a member of the National Honor Society and volunteers regularly to help out elderly neighbors with just about anything they need strong hands for. He does yard work for neighbors, participates in park cleanups, collects recyclables to help the environment, coordinates a food drive for those in the community, and helps with special needs members in the bowling community.

Keep up the hard work Max! Welcome to the Bowl4Life family!



January 2023

Congratulations to Becca Claypool, the January 2023 Bowl4Life Eileen's Bowling Buddys Athlete of the Month!

Becca is a senior at Beaverton Jr/Sr High School. She has been participating in bowling since she was in kindergarten with a Saturday Youth League. Becca has been an asset to her high school bowling team, in which, she has been captain for the last two years. Also, for the last two years, she has been a regional champion and has qualified for state finals as an individual since she was a freshman. She was instrumental in her team qualifying for the state finals this past year. She really enjoys helping her teammates succeed and challenges them to improve.
Becca has aspirations to bowl on a college team. To better prepare, she has been participating in different tournaments around Michigan, like Junior Gold Qualifiers. In addition to bowling, Becca participates in many activities at her high school. She is on the board for the National Honor Society and Leo Club, a volunteer group. She has been on the varsity volleyball team since her sophomore year. Becca has been taking college courses since her junior year and has been a regional, state, and national qualifier for Business Professionals of America. She is very active in and outside of school.
Bowling Accomplishments:
• MHSIBCA 1st Team All State 2022 Division 4
• Top 8 finisher-Division 4 MHSAA State Finals (11th grade-2022)
• MHSAA Division 4 Regionals 1st place finish (2022)
• Jack Pine All Conference First Team (11th grade 2021-2022)
• Mid-Winter Classic 1st place (2022)
• Jack Pine Singles Tournament 3rd place (2022)
• Top 16 finisher-Division 4 MHSAA State Finals (10th grade-2021)
• MHSAA Division 4 Regionals 1st place finish (2021)
• Jack Pine All Conference Second Team (10th grade 2020-2021)
• Jack Pine All Conference Honorable Mention (9th grade-2019-2020)
• MHSAA Division 4 Regionals 8th place finish (2020)
• Top 20 finisher-Division 4 MHSAA State Finals (9th grade-2020) (19th place)
• Junior Gold- Great Lakes Region Qualifier (2019-2020)
Congratulations Becca! Welcome to the Bowl4Life family!