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TOMMY GENOVA Sewanhaka, Junior Genova’s 233.2 average was (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

TOMMY GENOVA
Sewanhaka, Junior
Genova’s 233.2 average was third best in Long Island and he was a member of the Nassau All-Star team that competed at states. Genova concludes his high school career with a loaded resume that includes two county championships, two All-Long Island selections, and a second-place finish in last summer’s Teen Masters national championship.

2012 All-Long Island bowling

Meet Newsday's boys and girls 2012 All-Long Island bowling team.
By Stephen Haynes

MATTHEW FARBER Long Island Bowler of the Year
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MATTHEW FARBER
Long Island Bowler of the Year
Plainview JFK, Senior
Farber had a season for the ages, setting the Long Island record with a 244 average and winning the Nassau individual championship. He also bowled a 300 in that tournament – the 13th of his career. Farber capped his stellar career with a 1,244 series to lead the Section VIII team in the Sectional All-Star tournament upstate. The two-time All-Long Island selection will attend Stony Brook University and plans to bowl professionally.

MICHAEL MASSANA Boys Coach of the Year Middle
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MICHAEL MASSANA
Boys Coach of the Year
Middle Country

LUIS CHRISTIE Holy Trinity, Senior Christie, a three-time
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LUIS CHRISTIE
Holy Trinity, Senior
Christie, a three-time All-Long Island selection, posted a 226 average, which was the best among Catholic high school bowlers in the state and the highest ever in the CHSAA. Christie has an individual state championship, won three straight league individual titles, and was part of the Titans’ undefeated championship team in 2010.

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TOMMY GENOVA Sewanhaka, Junior Genova’s 233.2 average was
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

TOMMY GENOVA
Sewanhaka, Junior
Genova’s 233.2 average was third best in Long Island and he was a member of the Nassau All-Star team that competed at states. Genova concludes his high school career with a loaded resume that includes two county championships, two All-Long Island selections, and a second-place finish in last summer’s Teen Masters national championship.

MIKE KOVARICK Islip, Junior Kovarick upped his average
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MIKE KOVARICK
Islip, Junior
Kovarick upped his average 13 pins from last season and his 229.9 this year was good for second best in Suffolk. Kovarick led a young Buccaneers team to a county tournament berth, where he rolled a 1,207 series. He was also a member of the Suffolk All-Star team and his 1,071 helped the squad take second place in the Sectional All-Star tournament in Waverly, NY.

GREGG REED Smithtown, Senior Reed posted a 233.89
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GREGG REED
Smithtown, Senior
Reed posted a 233.89 average this season, breaking the Suffolk record of 232.72, set by Middle Country’s Matt Skalacki in 2011. Reed led the Bulls to a 12-0 regular season, the best team average, and the League II title. He also led the Section XI team to a second-place finish in the Sectional All-Star tournament, and his 1,340 was second best series in the competition. Reed also was a key contributor to the Suffolk All-Star squad team that won gold in 2011. The two-time All-Long Islander will attend St. John’s University.

Newsday's 2011-12 All-Long Island boys bowling team Front
(Credit: Newsday/Jessica Rotkiewicz)

Newsday's 2011-12 All-Long Island boys bowling team
Front row, from left: Coach Michael Messana (Middle Country), Tommy Genova Jr. (Sewanhaka), Luis R. Christie (Holy Trinity)

Back row, from left: Matthew Farber of (Plainview JFK), Gregg Reed (Smithtown) Michael Kovarick (Islip)

THE SECOND TEAM Thomas Bianco Bellmore-Merrick, Senior Nick
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THE SECOND TEAM
Thomas Bianco
Bellmore-Merrick, Senior
Nick Caruana
Sachem East, 8th grader
Matt DiGiantomasso
Central Islip, Junior
Bryan Dragotta
Middle Country, Senior
Nickolas Eckert
Comsewogue, Sophomore
Steve Hamlin
Farmingdale, Sophomore
Jeff Juarez
East Meadow, Sophomore
Cameron Lohr
Lynbrook, Senior
John McCormack
Chaminade, Senior
Steve Sabella
Sachem East, Senior

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JESSICA CALANDRA Long Island girls Bowler of the
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JESSICA CALANDRA
Long Island girls Bowler of the Year
Patchogue-Medford, Junior
Calandra’s 222.44 average broke the girls record (218.4, set by East Islip’s Ali Martin in 2009) and rolled a 1,294 series in the county tournament. Calandra, who bowled a 300 game this year, had a stretch of seven consecutive matches with better than a 700 series during the regular season. She also shot a 1,178 to help lead the Section XI team to a championship in the Sectional All-Star tournament.

REBECCA GOTTERBARN Long Island girls Player of the
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REBECCA GOTTERBARN
Long Island girls Player of the Year
Sewanhaka, Sophomore
Gottebarn led Nassau with a 221.6 average and guided Sewanhaka to a county championship and third place in the state tournament. Her 1,205 series was second-best in the state championships. The 10th-grader has already compiled a dossier of dominance: she is a three-time Nassau All-Star and a two-time All-Long Island selection.

HAROLD COOLEY JR. Girls Coach of the Year
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HAROLD COOLEY JR.
Girls Coach of the Year
East Islip

KRISTINA FREITAG East Islip, Senior Freitag had a
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

KRISTINA FREITAG
East Islip, Senior
Freitag had a breakout senior season. Her 213.2 average was third in Suffolk and she led East Islip to an undefeated regular season and the best team average (1,044) on Long Island — among girls and boys. Down the stretch of the regular season, Freitag had a stretch of five consecutive matches in which she bowled better than a 650 series, including a season-high 730. She rolled a 1,262 in the county tournament as East Islip won a second consecutive championship.

BRIANNA MEYER Longwood, Junior She posted a 216.5
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BRIANNA MEYER
Longwood, Junior
She posted a 216.5 average, good for second best in Suffolk, and led Longwood to an 11-1 season and third place in the county championship. Meyer, a two-time All-Long Island selection, shot a 1,196 and helped secure the gold for the Section XI team in the Sectional All-Star tournament.

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LENA SORRENTINO East Islip, Junior Sorrentino shot a
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LENA SORRENTINO
East Islip, Junior
Sorrentino shot a tournament-best 1,424 series in the county championships to lead East Islip to a second straight Suffolk title. She bowled a 1,075 in the state tournament, helping East Islip take second place. Sorrentino, who has a 300 game on her resume, rolled a high game of 279 this season and her 749 high series was the best in the county. A three-time All-Long Island selection, her 210.3 average was fifth-best in Long Island.

Newsday's 2011-12 All-Long Island girls bowling team Front
(Credit: Newsday/Jessica Rotkiewicz)

Newsday's 2011-12 All-Long Island girls bowling team
Front row, from left: Jessica Calandra (Pathogue-Meford), Kristina Freitag (East Islip)

Back row, from left: Coach Harold Cooley Jr. (East Islip), Brianna Meyer (Longwood), Lena Sorrentino (East Islip), Rebecca Gotterbarn (Sewanhaka).

THE SECOND TEAM Nancy Baione East Islip, Senior
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THE SECOND TEAM
Nancy Baione
East Islip, Senior
Kristina Genova
Sewanhaka, Sophomore
Caroline Herrera
St. John the Baptist, Sophomore
Jordan Kruger
East Islip, Sophomore
Danielle Roca
Sewanhaka, Sophomore
Melissa Sherwin
Middle Country, Junior
Kelly Skalacki
Middle Country, Sophomore
Stephanie Thilbourg
Hicksville, Sophomore
Amanda Tyrrell
Middle Country, Junior
Meghan Wing
Plainedge, Junior

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