AVON LAKE, Ohio (WJW) —The Avon Lake High School bowling team is preparing for the sectional tournament. This includes sixteen year old Evan Molloy.
Evan’s bowling career, which started in fifth grade in a youth league, was far from ordinary. After turning 2, he was diagnosed with autism.
“He went from getting really angry when he was throwing a lot of gutters, now he gets angry when he doesn’t hit or spare,” said Rich Williams, Evan’s coach.
“He should never have talked, he should never have attended typical school and, most likely, never be part of any team sport,” said Shauna Molloy, Evan’s mother.
Yet here it is, 14 years later, playing a more important role than anyone can imagine on Shoreman’s bowling team.
“My main goal is to get to the states this year,” said Evan.
” He is a great player, especially in the Baker format. He manages the team and has that high energy that helps the team a lot, “said teammate Brandon Nieding.
Evan is more than just a pitcher, he is the voice of the team.
“You know, if something good is going on when you hear Evan on the sidelines, ‘Yes, come on,’ you know it’s a good day every time you hear it,” said young Chloe Smith.
Evan is definitely making an impact at Avon Lake High School and making it one pin at a time.
“It will show that autism doesn’t hold anyone in sports,” said Shauna.
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