A look at the top high school girls bowlers on Long Island as the 2016 season gets underway. (Listed in alphabetical order.)
Julie Acosta, Middle Country, Jr.
Acosta has averaged 190.67 in her first two matches of the season. The Newfield student will be crucial to Middle Country's quest for a Suffolk title this season.
Victoria Arcese, Herricks, Jr.
Arcese leads a strong second-year Herricks program. She rolled a 235 high game, as part of a 583 series against Uniondale.
Alyssa Augello, Wantagh, Sr.
Augello returns after finishing last season with the highest series in Nassau with a 748. Her 196.7 average from last season is the highest average of any returning bowler in Nassau.
Julia Bocamazo, East Islip, Soph.
Bocamazo bowled a 236 last year in the state championships to help East Islip finish second in the state. On Dec. 13 of this season, Bocamazo bowled a 300 game against Comsewogue, her first in a match.
Ruth Benitez, Port Washington, Sr.
Benitez is the anchor of a Vikings team that will look capture the Nassau Conference I title. She shot a season-high 586 series this season.
Emily Cavanaugh, West Islip, Sr.
Cavanaugh shot a 242 in the first game of a 641 series in the Lions' opening match She owns a 204.17 average.
Amanda DeLisi, MacArthur, Sr.
DeLisi will anchor a strong team in her senior season. She rolled a high game of 258 in a 676 series last year.
Danielle Dietz, Longwood, Soph.
Dietz rolled a 245 in Game 3 of a 653 series in Longwood's first match.
Taylor Eggert, Smithtown/Kings Park, Soph.
The Kings Park High School sophomore is fifth in Suffolk with a 210.5 average.
Alissa Fontana, Sachem, Sr.
Fontana, who attends Sachem East, bowled a 247 in game one of a 666 series in Sachem's second match of the year against Middle Country. She is second in Suffolk with a 219.33 average.
Rachel Hines, Longwood, 8th grade
The eighth grader burst onto the scene last year, finishing tied for 11th in the county with a 194.93 average. Hines currently holds a 206.67 average in her first two matches of the 2016-2017 season.
Colleen Kingsepp, Hicksville, Jr.
Kingsepp rolled a 227 in the first game of a 595 series in Hicksville's second match of the year and shot a 221 in the third game of a 595 series against Clarke. She is averaging 186.4.
Rebecca Lee, Syosset, Jr.
Lee shot a 223 in the second game of a 604 series to help lead Syosset to its third win of the season in its many games.
Hannah Manetta, Comsewogue, Soph.
Manetta will lead Comsewogue in Suffolk III. She has a 202.5 average and a high game of 239 through two games.
Skylar McGarrity, North Babylon, Sr.
McGarrity leads Suffolk with a 222.5 average and ranks second in the county with a high series of 693. Last year, McGarrity averaged a 209.89 as a junior.
Alex Messina, Valley Stream District, Sr.
Messina is averaging a 190 and has led her team to a 3-0 start. The Valley Stream Central student bowler shot a 218 in game three of a 565 series in Valley Stream District's opening match.
Amanda Naujokas, Sachem, Fr.
Naujokas, who attends Sachem North, finished as the top bowler at the state tournament with a 208.67 average last year. She has an average of 218.17 through her team's first two matches and a high series of 687.
Amanda Petrillo, MacArthur, Jr.
Helps lead a Generals team that has finished second in Nassau championship the last two years.
Jahnia Phillips, Sewanhaka District , Jr.
Phillips rolled a 628 series against Oyster Bay and had a high game of 222 in the second game. The Sewanhaka High School student has a 189.1 average this year.
Jessica Pinelli, Eastport-South Manor, Seventh grade
Pinelli rolled a 269 in game one of a 675 series in the team's opening match. Her 675 series is the fourth-highest series in the county.
Mikayla Riley, Smithtown/Kings Park, Jr.
Riley, of Smithtown West, rolled a 266 in game three of a 661 series in Smithtown/Kings Park's second match of the season and will help the team contend for a playoff spot in Suffolk.
Frankie Rossi, St. Anthony’s, Jr.
Rossi will look to lead the Friars in a wide-open CHSAA field.
Hannah Skalacki, Middle Country, 8th grade
After making the All-Long Island second team as a seventh grader last season, the Selden Middle School student is off to a strong start once again this season, averaging 209.5 in her team's first two matches.
Mackenzie Wagner, Syosset, Sr.
Wagner leads Nassau with a 200.5 average this season. She will attend Molloy on a bowling scholarship next year.
Christie Warmingham, Farmingdale, Sr.
Warmingham bowled a season-high 223 in the third game of Farmingdale's win over Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK. She will attend Molloy on a bowling scholarship next year.