Duquesne Bowling Announces First Recruiting Class
May 4, 2016
PITTSBURGH -- Head coach Jody Fetterhoff announced the first women's bowling class in school history today.
The six-woman class of Megan Cook (Centerville, Ohio/Centerville), Kelsey Hackbart (Bristol, Pa./Harry S Truman), Janae Haller (Lebanon, Pa./Cedar Crest), Lauren Mayberry (Mechanicsburg, Ohio/Mechanicsburg), Mollie McGhee (Genoa, Ohio/Genoa Area) and Elizabeth Petkac (Hinckley Township, Ohio/Lutheran West) comprise the foundation of the program that will begin competition for the first time this winter.
"I'm very happy about this first-ever signing class," said Fetterhoff. "All six signees excel both in and out of the classroom and several have championship experience which will be instrumental in branding a new program. They are all eager to get started and I'm excited to see what this talented group of freshmen will accomplish over the next couple of years."
Cook posted a 202 average in earning 2015-16 Ohio High School Bowling Coaches Association/Ebonite State Senior Bowler of the Year honors. She helped Centerville to three-straight, fifth-place finishes at the OHSAA State Tournament in addition to three district titles. Her 661 series was the highest at the 2016 Greater Western Ohio Conference postseason tournament. Cook was named OHSBCA First Team All-Ohio in 2013-14 when she won the state individual title.
Hackbart, a three-time PA State qualifier, placed second at the 2016 PA State Championship. The three-time Bucks County Courier Times Bowler of the Year, who also played softball and field hockey at Truman, bowled a high series of 801 as a senior.
Haller, a four-year letterman, was a team captain and district qualifier as a senior. She had a 191 average in the Lancaster-Lebanon Interscholastic Bowling League.
Mayberry, who helped Mechanicsburg to Ohio Division II state championships in 2014 & 2016, averaged 194 as a senior. She was named one of four Ohio High School Bowling Coaches Association/Ebonite District Senior Bowlers of the Year.
McGhee finished second in points in the race for Junior Tournament Bowlers Association Bowler of the Year this spring with a 180.55 average. McGhee, who also played soccer for four years at Genoa Area, was the Greater Toledo Bowling Association singles champion in 2011-12 and 2014-15.
Petkac, who lettered in five varsity sports during her time at Lutheran West, was an all-city bowler. She also earned all-conference honors in golf as a member of the Longhorns' state runner-up team in 2015 and was an all-conference player and MVP for the softball team.
Duquesne made women's bowling the school's 17th varsity sport on July 1, 2015. The bowling program will compete as an associate member of the Northeast Conference beginning in 2016-17.