Newsday Girls Bowler of the Year
Hannah Skalacki, Newfield, Soph.
Skalacki, competing for the Middle Country combined district team, led Long Island with a 231.5 average and rolled a perfect game in the Feb. 4 Suffolk County team tournament. She capped her season with a 1,209 six-game series in the state All-Star tournament in Syracuse.
“She is the best bowler on Long Island and already a state champion last year because she is one of the toughest, mentally focused athletes during practice and especially during the matches,” Middle Country coach Jamie Santiago said. “She . . . keeps them motivated to always do better, which I truly admire about her.”
The All-Long Island team
Julianna Spina, East Islip, Sr.
Spina’s 228.7 average was second on Long Island. She rolled a 244 in Game 4 of a 1,307 six-game series en route to East Islip’s Suffolk County team championship. At the state tournament, Spina averaged 217.5 and helped lead East Islip to a second-place finish out of nine teams.
Julia Bocamazo, East Islip, Sr.
Bocamazo’s 228.1 average was third-best on Long Island. She rolled a 258 game and a 1,324 series in the Suffolk County championship match. At the state team tournament, Bocamazo had a 218.83 average, third-highest of the event.
Rachel Hines, Longwood, Soph.
Hines placed fourth on Long Island with a 219.87 average. With the second-place Suffolk All-Star team, Hines recorded a 1,246 six-game series at the state meet. She rolled the highest series in Suffolk County (815) on Jan. 3, and top game (289) on Jan. 10.
Amanda Naujokas, Sachem North, Jr.
Naujokas, competing with the combined Sachem team, averaged 217.07 and made her fifth appearance at the state championships, her fourth consecutive as a member of the Suffolk County All-Star team. She had the second-highest six-game series of the six-member team (1,265).
Brillian Soedarmasto, Division, Fr.
Soedarmasto led Nassau County with a 193.8 average and registered a 264 game and 668 three-game series on Dec. 11. Soedarmasto rolled a 224 in Game 4 of a six-game 1,174 series as a member of the Nassau All-Star team at the state meet.
Coach of the Year
Harold Cooley Jr., East Islip
Cooley’s team is 398-29-1 over three years, according to Newsday records, winning its fourth Suffolk County title in a row before placing second at the state tournament. East Islip has a 104-match winning streak in dual meets.