The Saints competed in the 2017-2018 WHAC Championships at ProBowl West on Saturday. After 12 Baker games of qualifying, Siena Heights posted a total of 2,093, with sets of: 337, 316, 382, 386, 333, 339. This was enough to finish 4th and advance to the Semi-Finals against top-seeded Aquinas College.
At Beaver-Vu Lanes, the Saints women competed in the AHIBC Championships on Sunday. The tournament was an eliminator-style event: all varsity teams bowl 20 Baker games, then the field is trimmed to the top eight teams. Another four Bakers games are bowled and the field is cut in half; this continues until one team is left standing.
The Saints make history, competing in the 2018 Hoosier Classic at Woodland Bowl, the women had never finished higher than 36th place in the USBC Regular season ending tournament. After the two-day event, which consisted of 6 Team games and 15 Baker games, SHU finished in 20th place in the 66-team field.
The Siena Heights women's bowling team competed in the last WHAC Jamboree of the season. Bowling at Thunder Bowl No. 1 and on the 2015 European Youth Championships pattern, the Saints finished in 5th place, in the 9-team field, with a score of 6,461. Aquinas won the women’s division with a total score of 7,090.
Siena Heights women's bowling competed in the American Heartland Conference Tournament #4, on Saturday, at Spinz Kent bowling center. The teams competed on the Short No. 5 Sports Pattern (37 ft.). After the 4 team games and 12 Baker games, the Saints finished 8th with a total pinfall of 6,425. Alma College won the event with a score of 7,065.
Competing in the WHAC 2 Jamboree at Airport Lanes, hosted by Spring Arbor University in Jackson, Mich., the Saints totaled 6,125 (3,437 in four individual games, and 2,688 in 16 Baker games) to finish in seventh place in the nine-team field. The oil pattern for this tournament was from the 2015 European Champions Cup; it had a length of 39 feet.
The Saints competed at the Adrian College Open on Saturday at Lenawee Recreation Center. Eleven other women’s teams bowled and when the dust settled, Siena Heights finished just under 200 pins ahead of the field to take their first tournament win since 2012.
The Siena Heights women's bowling team is slated for a fifth place finish in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) Preseason Coaches Poll. In the 2016-17 season, the Saints ended with a fifth place finish in the WHAC.