The left-hander, who moved to Ormond Beach three years ago to bowl for the Sandcrabs, has signed with Concordia University Ann Arbor.
Spencer Mosher moved to Ormond Beach three years ago, hoping it would help him secure a college bowling scholarship.
It was a good plan. On Oct. 18, three days after his 18th birthday, the Seabreeze High School senior signed a letter of intent to bowl for Concordia University Ann Arbor (Michigan). Mosher will receive an athletic and an academic scholarship to attend the school, where he intends to major in radiology technology and pre-physician assistant studies.
"I reached out to them my junior year," he said. "The academics are unbelievable, and they have a young, talented bowling program."
Mosher said he already feels like he's a member of the Cardinals' team, which will graduate just one senior in 2022.
"Not a day goes by that someone on the team doesn't text me," he said. "It's nice to go on an official visit and meet the guys on the team, and know they'll still be there when I start school."
"He was a good bowler when he came here, but he's really honed his skills over the last three years."
PAUL SHULER, Seabreeze bowling coach
Mosher headed into the Oct. 26 District 3 tournament with a 216 average, hoping to help the Sandcrabs advance to state for the second straight year. He's been among the top three bowlers in Volusia County all three years he's been at Seabreeze.
He said he moved from Ocala before his sophomore year to improve his chances of getting a bowling scholarship. His previous school, St. John Lutheran, did not have a bowling team, and he knew several of the Seabreeze bowlers from tournament play.
"I bowled against them all the time, so I knew Seabreeze had a really good bowling program," Mosher said. "And I knew they had the AICE (Advanced International Certificate of Education) program, which sets you up for college."
His father, Craig, retired from the Marion County Fire Department, and his mother, Melody, retired as an ER nurse, and the they moved to Ormond Beach. A left-hander, Mosher, has been one of the top bowlers in the county for the past three years.
"He was a good bowler when he came here, but he's really honed his skills over the last three years," said Seabreeze bowling coach Paul Shuler. "He's team player, he's a hard worker and he's a team captain."
Shuler said in his 10 years as the Sandcrabs' coach, Mosher is the first Seabreeze bowler to receive a college bowling scholarship.
Mosher has advanced to the Junior Gold Championship in each of the past four years.
"I've been competing for five years," he said. "I won my first-ever tournament, and that showed me I had a chance to got to a higher level," he said.