WHY DELROSE WAS SELECTED:
The senior won the Plainfield North Strikefest Tournament at Town & Country Lanes with a 1,380 total for six games, a 230 average. She had a 279 game that began with nine strikes. Earlier last week, she rolled a 300 game.
Herald-News sports editor Dick Goss talked with Delrose.
Goss: You've won all three tournaments so far this year. You out to win them all?
Delrose: That's the goal. That pushes me. But the most important thing is to be a good role model to our underclassmen, to show them how the work they put in pays off. Kaelin Miller and I are our only seniors.
Goss: You've been a varsity regular for four years. Who was a role model for you?
Delrose: Definitely Nikki Mendez. She was a really good leader. I was pro-softball when I was younger. The way she played the game [bowling] inspired me to be a better bowler.
Goss: How long did you play softball?
Delrose: I started when I was 7 and played until I was a sophomore. I played travel and all of that. I was a pitcher. But I also have been bowling my whole life since it's in our family. In high school, I've taken bowling more seriously.
Goss: Those bowling tournaments get pretty wild, with all the cheering.
Delrose: I feel the whole atmosphere at tournaments drives us to be better.
Goss: College plans?
Delrose: I'm going to bowl at Maryville University in St. Louis.
Goss: Later in life?
Delrose: I'd like to become a pro bowler, but it's one step at a time. Eventually, I'd like to come back to Lockport or somewhere else and coach bowling.
Goss: Are you into music?
Delrose: I listen to it. I used to play the trumpet in middle school. I still have it. I mess around with it sometimes.
Goss: Favorite restaurant?
Delrose: Olive Garden. I love Italian food, all kinds of pasta.