Kane Collalti to sign National Letter of Intent to bowl for #1 ranked HCC in 2018-2019
Freeport, Illinois — Highland Bowling will be signing top Freeport Pretzel bowler, Kane Collalti, today to an NJCAA National Letter of Intent to compete for their talented 2018-2019 collegiate bowling team. The Cougars Men’s team is currently ranked the #1 NJCAA team in the nation and 37th amongst all colleges and universities nationwide.
Highland Head Coach, Kris Beach, in his first year with the Highland Bowling Team as the Head Coach is looking forward to building on what has been created on the lanes for HCC.
“One of my favorite things about this signing is that he is a hometown Pretzel,” says Coach Beach. “Anytime we can bring in local talent to help us compete on a national level… that is a bonus. Kane has a unique talent as a strong, two-handed bowler who will bring his ability to help us win. It is the perfect recipe for success for our Cougar bowling team.”
“Being a two-year community college, we are always competing with schools much larger than us which always puts us as the underdog,” explains Beach. “It’s fun when we are only bowling freshman and sophomores and beating these schools with their juniors and seniors competing. We train hard and prepare to win. It doesn’t matter our age or our talent level. We will be prepared for every event. That is what I like about Kane as he is prepared to leave it all the lanes and put in the work to win. We need those recruits and we are proud to add him to the roster.”
“We are excited to bring the talent of Kane to the Highland Bowling teams next year,” says Jeff Johnson, the Director of Bowling for Highland Community College – who finished National Runner-up to Iowa Central at the NJCAA Nationals in Buffalo, NY. “We are returning a lot of talented bowlers next year so we will have some nice experience to rely on, but adding the talent of Kane will just make us just that much stronger. It’s time to bring home the big trophy at the National Championship.”
Collalti said earlier today “I’ll be signing with one of the best junior colleges in the nation & ranked 37 among the rest of the universities in the nation”. Collalti says he’s excited to start his new journey after high school.
“My bowling career so far has been very successful!” Collalti is a Freeport High School Bowling standout and IHSA State Finalist.
The signing will take place today at 5:45 at The 4 Seasons Bowling Center – immediately following the Freeport vs. Jefferson High School match. Coach Beach, Kane Collalti and others will be available for comment during that time. We would appreciate any coverage your media outlet can supply for the Highland Bowling program.