Jess Soskich

#21 Jess Soskich

Yr. Fr.
Bowls R
Hometown Arlington Heights, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) Buffalo Grove

2019-20: Started eight traditional matches ... posted a 179.3 average ... rolled a 198 against Kentucky Wesleyan at the Columbia 300 Saints Invitational Jan. 25 ... followed that effort with a team-high and season-best 201 game versus #3 Nebraska ... helped Valpo to win over Texas Southern at the Big Red Invitational Feb. 29 with a 185 game.

2018-19: Did not see action in her second year on campus.

2017-18: Started 11 traditional matches for Valpo in her rookie year ... posted a team-best 195.2 average as a freshman ... broke 200 in five of her 11 starts, leading the Crusaders in all five matches ... started final three traditional matches Oct. 21 at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Invitational, pacing Valpo with games of 234 against #RV Lincoln Memorial and 246 against #20 Prairie View A&M ... game of 246 was a season best by any Crusader bowler ... rolled back-to-back games of 217 (#RV Lincoln Memorial) and 218 (#24 Youngstown State) the next weekend at the Brunswick Bearcat Open ... registered a 208 game at the Crusader Challenge Nov. 5 versus #11 UW-Whitewater.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Bison ... individual state champion in each of her final two seasons ... became Buffalo Grove's first-ever bowling state champion ... also captured regional championship as a senior ... a sectional qualifier in each of her four seasons ... finished third at conference championship tournament as a junior and second as a senior ... set program record for season average (214) ... finished third at 2017 Illinois Pepsi State tournament ... also qualified for Pepsi tournament in 2016 ... a Junior Gold qualifier in 2016 and 2017 ... also earned three letters in golf and one in softball.

Personal: Daughter of Tony and Julie Soskich ... major is nursing.