Meet Newsday's 25 girls bowlers to watch for the 2015-16 winter season.
Julie Acosta, Middle Country, Soph.
Acosta is the leader of the team without juniors or seniors. She averaged 203 last year in the Suffolk County Championships.
Britt Arne, Patchogue-Medford, Sr.
Arne is off to a strong start with a 229.5 average through nine games. She led Suffolk with an 805 high series last year.
Alyssa Augello, Wantagh, Jr.
Augello has been a varsity bowler since 8th grade, making the county individual championship each season. She should keep that pace this year.
Nicole Brown, Bellmore-Merrick, Sr.
Brown, a resilient leader, is a three-time individual county bowler and was a state bowler two times.
Renee Clark, Comsewogue, Sr.
Clark rarely leaves an open frame and can string strikes together. She has a 214 average through 12 games and a high series of 723.
Kristen Doherty, Carle Place, Jr.
The captain is a quiet leader, but sets the tone by example. Doherty has a 191 average through her first four matches.
Alissa Fontana, Sachem East, Jr.
Fontana's intensity has helped her to a 211.1 average through nine games and a high series of 743.
Rachel Hines, Longwood, 7th grade
Hines has a 196.4 average through her first 12 games this season with a high series of 619.
Diamond Hunter, Copiague, Sr.
The lefthander has impressed early this season with 215 average through 12 games and a high series of 708.
Colleen Kingsepp, Hicksville, Soph.
Kingsepp bowled impressive game highs of 214 and 223 in her first two matches this season.
Carly Licht, Bethpage, Sr.
Licht led Bethpage with a 204 average last season on the way to the program's first-ever county championship.
Rosemary Loiacono, Holy Trinity, Sr.
Holy Trinity's co-captain is a third-year varsity bowler with a powerful shot. She is the team's anchor.
Olivia Lopera, East Islip
Lopera has a 222.9 average through her first 12 games. She set the single-season record with a 228.30 last year.
Vicky Loucks, Kellenberg, Sr.
Loucks helped clinch the CHSAA championship last season by bowling a 185 in Game 2 of a 515 series.
Bailey Lubrano, St. Dominic, Sr.
Lubrano, bound for Molloy College, was one of the strongest bowlers in the CHSAA last season and reached the league finals.
Lyndsay Mavrich, East Islip, Sr.
Mavrich brings experience and skill to East Islip. She has a 219.1 average through 12 games and a high series of 749.
Melissa Mavrich, East Islip, Soph.
The younger Mavrich sister has a 203.45 average through 11 games and a high series of 663.
Skylar McGarrity, North Babylon, Jr.
McGarrity has been a varsity starter since seventh grade and was one of the top bowlers in Nassau last year.
Jenny Murphy, East Islip, Fr.
Age hasn't hindered Murphy, who has a 200 average through her first 10 games with a high series of 653.
Amanda Naujokas, Sachem East, 8th grade
Naujokas is young but can deliver on the big stage. The standout has a 216.3 average through nine games.
Sammi Ng, Bethpage, Sr.
Ng bowled a 1,063 series to her team clinch the county championship last year. She should pick up where she left off this season.
Jahnia Phillips, Sewanhaka, Soph.
Phillips had a game high of 235 in a 592 series against Carle Place on Dec. 9. She has been a steady contributor.
Michelle Reynolds, Holy Trinity, Sr.
Reynolds is a four-year varsity player and a co-captain of the team. She is a strong and reliable leader.
Frankie Rossi, St. Anthony’s, Soph.
The anchor bowler has been a leader for the past two seasons. She was a standout in the individual championship last season.
Mackenzie Wagner, Syosset, Jr.
Wagner sees the game well and has the ability to make in-game adjustments. She is poised to improve on her sophomore year.