Athlete of the Week: 10 questions with Andy Fallon, New Trier bowler
Andy Fallon is a senior Trevians bowler who is averaging a 207 per game and has had three series so far this season of above 650.
1. What is your preroll ritual?
First, I pick up my ball from the rack, then I wipe my ball off with my towel, then I go up to where I want to stand and take two or three deep breaths and then throw it.
2. What do you plan to do next year?
Next year, I already know. I am going to go to the University of Iowa, because they have a good program there to help with my special needs, which is nice.
3. What got you into bowling?
My sister (Tess Fallon) got me into bowling. She was on the team at the school a few years before I got to high school, which I thought was great.
4. What do you enjoy about the sport?
I like being able to be a part of a high school bowling team. It’s a way for me to make friends at the school. I didn’t know a lot of people when I got there and was able to make friends.
5. If you competed in another sport, what would it be?
For fun, I do play tennis with my dad and family. When I’m not bowling, I play tennis or something.
6. What is your favorite thing to do outside the alley?
Hanging out with with my friends from the bowling team. Sometimes, like before tournaments or something, we go out to dinner as a team.
7. What is your dream job?
Right now, I want to be a special ed teacher because I like working with kids with special needs. Sometimes I do some things with the school, working with special-needs kids.
8. If you are in Walgreens with a couple bucks, what are you buying?
I’m probably buying some candy and like a soda — a Coke or something.
9. What is something people don’t know about you?
Something a lot of people do not know is that I bowled a 300. I did that my sophomore year of high school. The closest I’ve been (since) is 289. I did that in sectionals, junior year
10. What are your personal and team goals for this season?
My personal goal is to average is 205 and this year I am exceeding my goal, which is amazing. And my team goal is to win the conference this year and be able to make it to state and compete on the second day and make one of the top spots.
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