Long Island Bowler of the Year: Olivia Lopera, East Islip, Sr.
East Islip has had a revolving door of talented bowlers, but none have been more consistent than Olivia Lopera.
Lopera, who will compete for Adelphi next season, was second in the county with a 217.06 average and helped lead her undefeated team to No. 2 in the state championship with a 1,168 series. East Islip went 10-0 during the regular season.
After setting the Long Island record for average last year at 228.30, Lopera said this season was about mentoring others.
"The team definitely influenced me with their attitude and motivation," Lopera said. "I'm very happy with the way I bowled this season. It wasn't my absolute best, but I was second in the county. I'm perfectly fine with that."
Britt Arne, Patchogue-Medford, Sr.
Arne led the county with a 226.33 average, a 770 high series, and had the second highest game at 289. She rolled a 245 in Game 5 of a 1,076 series at the state sectionals.
Diamond Hunter, Copiague, Sr.
Hunter had the third-best average in Suffolk County during the regular season with a 215.96. She rolled a high game of 279 and a high series of 719. Hunter also had a 1,070 series at the state sectionals.
Carly Licht, Bethpage, Sr.
Licht, who is committed to Molloy, was second in the county with a 202.6 average. She led all bowlers at states with a high game of 279
Sammi Ng, Bethpage, Sr.
Ng led Nassau with a 204.1 average during the regular season and had rolled 256 in Game 1 of a 1,024 series at the state tournament.
Coach of the Year: Renee Gannon, Bethpage
The first-year coach didn't miss a beat, leading Bethpage to the state tournament for the second time in as many years. The Golden Eagles were a perfect 12-0 this season and led the county with a 742.0 team average.