Tonawanda News — It’s pretty simple really. Robby Mol is having fun on the lanes and that fun has translated into his breakthrough season.
Mol, a junior on the Kenmore East boys bowling team, has found his groove this season and is bringing a truckload of momentum into the boys’ Section VI tournament that is taking place today at AMF Thruway Lanes.
“Yeah, last year was more about do I like it and do I want to stick with it?” Mol said. “I want to stick with it. I like bowling and I think I can do better next year.”
Now in his second season with the ‘Dogs, Mol said he went out for the team last year on more of a lark. Just for fun. Now, along with the fun aspect of the game, Mol has experienced success which has stoked his competitive fire.
“I just got into bowling a few summers ago. I figured why not try it,” he said. “So I got with some friends and we bowled.”
Mol has established himself as one of the fastest rising stars in the Niagara Frontier League, and has helped spark a resurgence in Ken-East bowling. Mol was consistently among the top-15 in average in the always competitive NFL.
“I would say towards the start of the season he was one of the more timid players,” said Bulldogs first-year coach David Zajac. “I was kind of timid towards them as well, because this was my first year. But as the year went on he wasn’t afraid to ask for help.”
But when Zajac challenged his starters to expand beyond their comfort zones, Mol responded and has become a changed person on the lanes.
Mol said having his coach challenge him to come out of his comfort zone played a significant role is his break out season. Now it’s just about greater confidence.