We’re Not in ‘Alaska’ Anymore: Eric Lambert’s Story


The Siena Heights University men’s bowling team is looking to come back from a moderate season, finishing seventh out of 13 teams in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference. Bowler Eric Lambert wants to improve his game from last year after he came from Alaska.

Prior to arriving at SHU, Lambert went to the University of Alaska Southeast in which he did not bowl because they did not have a team, and then went on to transfer to SHU in 2018. He finished the 2018-19 season with a 158.22 average (collegebowling.com) and said he hopes to increase his average to 200 in the 2019-20 season.

He said it has been a whole new experience for him moving to a new state, which has not been easy for him.

“It was difficult to adjust at first because I was so far from my family. But a few of my teammates took me in and made me feel as if I were their family, and it made a huge difference,” Lambert said. “I wasn’t happy with the way I performed last year, and I hope that with the help of my teammates and a lot of practice, I can improve my game to help my team out. The classes are harder, and there is more of a workload. I know it is going to take a lot of hard work, but I know that I can do it.”

Lambert has fire in his eyes and said he is determined to be a dominant bowler this season and be an outstanding student. It will take determination and persistence to keep up with what he has going for him.