Written by Ronald Scaglia, Rscaglia@antonnews.com Friday, 22 February 2013 15:13
The Massapequa Girls Bowling Team just completed a very successful season, in which the team finished in third place in its conference, eighth overall in Nassau County and fourth overall in the Nassau County Championship held at Garden City Bowl. And next year, it looks as if the team will only get better. If the girls continue to improve as they have been doing, the team might have great things ahead of them.
“The girls are improving tremendously each year that they’re there,” said Steve Donovan, the team’s coach. “I’d like to see us in the top three in the county [next year].”
Leading the team are All-County bowlers Alyssa Iannuzzi and Arianna Dumas, who had very good seasons and demonstrated the continuous improvement that Donovan speaks of. He said both bowlers considerably raised their averages this year and both girls were quite competitive in the recent All-County tournament with Iannuzzi just missing the chance to advance to the state level by a mere 43 pins over six games bowled. In addition, team members Christine Murphy and Kristin Finocchio have also raised their averages considerably this year. Evelyn Woodworth worked with her coaches and impressed her coach so much with her bowling at the end of the season, that Donovan is expecting her to be an All-County bowler next year, and Danielle Probst is already contributing to the county tournament team, despite being a sophomore.
“They’re just a great bunch of kids who work hard, enjoy the game and have really come together,” said Donovan. “They work hard to improve their game.”
The team will have one setback, as captain Johanna Erdman is a senior who will be graduating. However, with the rest of the team practicing hard and working with their coach, the team figures to have many strikes and much success ahead of it.