Swanton’s Hannah Patch Taking Her “A” Game to Sienna Heights

After helping to lead the Swanton Lady Bulldogs bowling team to unprecedented heights during the 2020-2021 high school bowling season, Hannah Patch has decided to continue her education and bowling career at Siena Heights University (SHU) in Adrian, Michigan.  Her original post-high school plans had her attending the University of Toledo but that all changed when she was contacted by SHU with an offer to keep bowling while in college.

Hannah began bowling at the age of eight and progressively improved every year, finishing with an outstanding senior season for the Lady Bulldogs.  Swanton finished the Northwest Ohio Athletic League (NWOAL) regular season in second place behind the defending state champion Bryan Lady Golden Bears.  However, in the NWOAL Tournament, the Bulldogs put it all together and defeated everyone, including the Bears in their home alley to capture Tournament Championship.

In the Sectional Tournament held in Napoleon the following week, Hannah put on a clinic, rolling a career high 623 three-game series, finishing second overall as an individual and leading the Lady Bulldogs to a second-place finish to advance to the District Tournament in Findlay.

Hannah gives a lot of credit for her development and success to her high school coaches, the father-daughter duo of Nick and Ashtin Staler.  Thanks to the excellent coaching and her dedication to the sport, she will be moving on to the next level, bowling for the Siena Heights University Saints.

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