Meet Newsday's All-Long Island girls bowling team for the 2016-17 winter season.
Newsday Bowler of the Year: Skylar McGarrity, North Babylon, Sr.
McGarrity had a goal since her first varsity season back in seventh grade -- to be the best bowler in Suffolk.
She took it one step better this season. McGarrity was the best girls bowler on Long Island with a 220.2 average.
"It's unbelieveable," McGarrity said. "It's always been my dream, and to know I reached it is crazy. When I found out I was was number one, I was ecstatic."
McGarrity had a 28-2 match record with 10 games over 225 and two series over 700 this season. She was also a member of the Suffolk all-star team. McGarrity will attend and bowl at Adelphi in the fall.
"Bowling is the biggest part of my life, and I love it," McGarrity said. "I'm so excited to have the privilege to continue bowling in college."
Julia Bocamazo, East Islip, Soph.
Bocamazo had the third-best average on Long Island with a 215.4 mark. She helped the Redmen win the Suffolk team title and bowled a 1,022 series in the team state championship event held on March 4 in Rochester.
Alexa Messina, Valley Stream Central, Sr.
The Valley Stream District star led Nassau bowlers with a 201.4 average. Her dream since her freshman year was to bowl with the sectional all-star team. An 1,118 series helped her capture the Nassau girls individual title and accomplish her goal. She rolled a team-best 1,083 series for Nassau, which finished eighth.
Amanda Naujokas, Sachem North, Fr.
Naujokas was second on Long Island with a 215.6 average this season. She also sported a 25-5 match record for Sachem. The freshman was the top bowler at the all-star event where she rolled a team-best 1,176, which was fifth best in the state.
Hannah Skalacki, Middle Country, 8th grader
Skalacki, who attends Selden Middle School, was fourth in Suffolk with a 214.9 average for the Middle Country team. She had 10 games over 225 and a pair of 700 series this season. She had a 1,091 at the sectional championship.
Coach of the Year: Wayne Berbert, Syosset
What a difference a year makes. After going 5-4 in 2016, Berbert guided Syosset to a 10-1 record this year which included the Nassau Conference III regular season title as well as a Nassau crown. The Braves finished seventh in the state championship event held in Rochester with a six-game score of 4,644.