Madison Kasza – Athlete of the Week

AOTW MKMadison Kasza’s dominate control over the lanes during her senior year campaign has not come as much of a surprise.

Kasza, the daughter of Mark and Kathy Duprey, has enjoyed success all year. Most recently Kasza rolled her way to a 672 series in an important conference match against Collinsville. Against the Kahoks Kasza put up game scores of 224, 181, and a game high score of 267. Madison’s dynamite effort helped the Panthers edge out Collinsville 2933-2773.

Heading into her final season of competition with the Panthers, Kasza was unsure of how well her team would perform.

“I’ve been surprised by how well have done so far,” said Kasza. “We lost a lot of talented bowlers from last year but the team has really come together and helped each other perform well. I think we will continue to do well for the remainder of the season.”

While there might be surprise as to how well the Panthers have done in 2015-2016, there should be no surprise at Kasza’s dominance. Kasza has been a four year varsity starter and has bowled for 13 years. The year round bowler doesn’t take any breaks and uses her commitment to improve as her drive.

“The bowling never stops but I just keep pushing myself to do better no matter what. My motivation to get better comes naturally to me and it’s always my goal to improve,” said Kasza.

Head girls’ varsity coach Garrett Spencer says that Kasza’s performance against Collinsville was a routine outing.

“Madison is without a doubt the team’s anchor and she has the highest averages on the team,” said Spencer. “She always steps up when we need her the most and her drive to compete spreads to her teammates.”

Moving forward Kasza has her sights set high for the remainder of the team’s season and is doing what she can to help her team both on the lanes and off.

“As a team we do our best to keep each other going and not let any bad shots stop up from doing our best. We have formed a really good support system and I try my best to be a part of that support.”

Next fall Kasza will compete as a member of the McKendree University bowling team and plans to major in sociology with a double minor in criminal justice, and psychology.