Press Release Written by Sports Information Graduate Intern Marykate Rumbaugh
NEWARK, Del. – Entering their fourth season as a program, the Wilmington University women's bowling team is set out to play in nine tournaments as head coach John York announces the 2019-20 season.
The Wildcats won two matches in the East Coast Conference Championship last year, but look to take the next step in the young program's process. The building blocks to the ECC Championship begins with the Bud Whitman Memorial on Saturday, October 12.
The Wildcats will play in nine regular season tournaments, including two tournaments in which Wilmington will be the host, before ending the season out at the ECC Tournament hosted from March 20-22.
Starting October 12, the Wildcats will head to Sinking Springs, Pa., where they will compete in the Bud Whitman Memorial hosted by Chestnut Hill in a two-day tournament. The following weekend, the Wildcats will travel to Frederick, Md., as Mount St. Mary's will host the Mount Shootout from October 19-20.
Wilmington will play in two tournaments in the month of November, starting with the Virginia Union Invitational hosted by Virginia Union from November 1-3. The Wildcats will then be home for the weekend of November 15-17 as they will host the Wildcat DII Invitational at Bowlerama in New Castle.
WilmU will take a hiatus until the New Year, starting on January 17 where they will travel to Croydon, Pa., to take part in the three-day Northeast Classic hosted by Sacred Heart and LIU Brooklyn at the AMF Bristol Pike Lanes.
The Wildcats will compete in three tournaments in the month of February. They will start play at the Molloy Bowl for the Cure at Jay Lanes Bowling in Douglassville, Pa, until traveling to Towson, Md., for the James Brown Invitational hosted by Morgan State. The Wildcats will end the month of February at the Hawk Flight Invite hosted by Monmouth from the 28th to the first.
Wilmington will compete in their final regular season tournament from March 7-8 where they will host the Northeast Region Roundup at Bowlerama.
The East Coast Conference Championship is slated for March 20-22, as the team won't have to travel all that far, heading to Limerick, Pa., to battle at the Limerick Bowl for the title.