Meet Newsday's All-Long Island boys bowling team for the 2016-17 winter season.
Newsday Bowler of the Year: Daniel Petiello, Commack, Sr.
Petriello has other talents besides bowling: he's also an artist, who hopes to study graphic design in college.
When it came to his senior year, the Cougars' leader couldn't have drawn up a better season for himself. Petriello had the top average on Long Island at 233.9. That's almost 10 pins better than last season.
"This year, I was more consistently better than last year," Petriello said. "I didn't have as many low games."
Indeed. His high game was 289 and his best series was 764. He had eight games over 250 and seven series of better than 700. Petriello had an 1,128 series in Rochester for the Suffolk all-stars, his first appearance on the sectional team.
"All the people on the team were great," he said. "I was so excited to go to states and have fun."
Eric Bholan, Smithtown East, Jr.
Bholan had the second-best average in Suffolk - and Long Island - at 230.9 for the Smithtown team. He had nine games of 250 or better, and four series over 700. He bowled a 1,020 series for the Suffolk sectional all-star team.
Tony Macchietto, Mineola, Sr.
The Mustangs' leader finished the season with the top average in Nassau at 230.1, and captured the county individual crown with a 1,231 series. Macchietto has been All-County since his first varsity season - in eighth grade. He helped the Nassau all-stars to an eighth-place finish with a 1,227 series.
Peter Ramos, West Babylon, Sr.
Ramos was fourth in Suffolk with a 227.4 average. His high game was 279 and his best series was 746. He had 35 match-point wins with 11 games over 250 and five series over 700. Ramos led the Suffolk all-stars with a 1,170 series.
Kurt Schall, Centereach, Sr.
Schall guided Middle Country to a League III title. His 229.9 average was third best in Suffolk. He had a 300 game this season. He also had nine games of 250 or better, and five series of over 700. He rolled a 1,147 for the Suffolk all-stars.
Coach of the Year: Bob Cheadle, East Islip
In five seasons, Cheadle has a remarkable regular season record of 66-4. East Islip won both the League II and Suffolk team titles this season. Cheadle has led EI to the state championships three times, including a second-place finish this season when the Redmen lost by one pin to North Rockland (Section I).