The 2010 All-Long Island girls bowling team.

The 2010 All-Long Island girls bowling team. Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Lena Sorrentino
Bowler of the Year

East Islip, Freshman

The freshman, already a two-time All-County selection, led all L.I. girls with a 215.2 average. On Dec. 10, she became the first Suffolk girl to roll a 300 game in league play and her 801 series that day was the second highest in county history. She rolled her second perfect game on Jan. 4. Sorrentino, who was among the league leaders with a 197 average as an eighth-grader, shot a 1,225 series in helping lead East Islip to second place in the county tournament. She was also a member of the sectional All-Star team.

Tara Ernst
East Islip, Junior

Ernst's 203 average was the second highest and her 268 high game (tied three times) was second best in Suffolk. The three-time All-Long Island honoree was a member of East Islip's 2007-08 state championship team and a two-time member of the sectional All-Star team. She rolled an 1,187 series in helping East Islip take second in the county tournament.

Alex DeVries
Islip, Senior

Her 200 average was fourth-highest among girls and she led Islip to fourth place in the county tournament with a 1,229 series. On Jan. 14, she became the second Suffolk and first Islip girl to bowl a 300 game. On Jan. 12, she shot a 643 series to help lead the Buccaneers over powerhouse East Islip, which hadn't lost a league match since 2001. In the state all-star tournament, her 200.2 average was tops among Long Island girls and the 254 high in Game 5 was third-best in the competition.

Erica Schneider
Division, Sophomore

Schneider's 195 average was the best among Nassau girls and she led the Blue Dragons to a second straight county championship. Her 1,191 series was best in the counties as Division topped Sewanhaka District. Schneider, an academic junior who's slated to finish school a year early, stepped up to fill the void left by superstar Dana Nally. She's been part of two undefeated teams and has twice competed in the state championships.

Melissa Sherwin
Middle Country, Freshman

Sherwin's 193 average paced the Middle Country girls, who won their first county championship. Her 1,153 series and 202 in Game 6 helped the Cougarines edge favored East Islip by 21 pins in the county finals. Sherwin, whose team went 16-0 in the regular season, tied her high game of 267 (third best in the county) three times. Middle Country took second at states, falling 47 pins short of a state championship.

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