UNION, NJ – Union High School senior Lacey Beall, a member of the school’s bowling team, has been selected February’s Female Athlete of the Month.
What’s your favorite part of being a high school athlete?.
The Team, it is like one big family. Traveling all over New Jersey every Saturday morning and spending the afternoon celebrating our win. If we do not win, we celebrate anyway. I am so proud to be a Union High School athlete.
Who is your favorite athlete and why?
Kelly Kulick because she graduated back in 1995 from Union High School, has one PBA title, and is a 14 time member of Team USA.
What are the most important attributes of being a leader?
Being the motivator! When someone throws a bad ball and gets emotional about it, you have to pick them up. Getting emotional can throw the whole game away, that’s when someone has to stand up and get the team together to finish the match.
What is your greatest high school accomplishment so far?
My greatest accomplishment in high school is winning Group IV sectionals and celebrating afterwards with my team.
Do you play any other sports? What’s your favorite?
No, I do not play any other sports but, sophomore year I threw shot put for Spring Track which was also a great experience
What’s your favorite subject? Why?
My favorite subject is Science. I love solving problems and learning about how our bodies function
If you could spend the day with anyone in the world alive or dead, who would it be?
I would spend it with my Mema, I would like to show her all of my accomplishments and the woman I am today. She sadly passed away in 2015.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to become a Dermatologist. I am in Cosmetology to obtain a license in skin, hair, and makeup. I would love to be a doctor one day.
What was the most difficult thing for you to overcome as a student-athlete?
The most difficult thing to overcome is getting my AP English homework done on late nights with games. Also, balancing my family, work, bowling, and relationships.
What would your words of wisdom be to future UHS athletes?
Work Hard! Practice! You WILL get to where you want to be. Be respectful and be proud to be a Union Athlete.
Who inspires you?
My mother inspires me the most, she sacrifices everything for her four kids and works hard every day to keep food on the table. She pushes me and is my number one fan at tournaments. I love her with all of my heart and I want to be just like her when I grow up
What are your plans after high school?
Hopefully, attending William Paterson University and bowling on their team.