Submitted by Chris Varley, coach of the Raiders Varsity Girls Bowling Team.
The Pat-Med Girls Bowling team moved into a different league for the 2011-2012 season. Now in League I for the first time, they are competing against the toughest competition in Suffolk County…and the team is off to a great start, defeating Smithtown, Ward Melville and Sachem North in the first half of the season. Led by 11th grader Jessica Calandra, leading Suffolk County girls with a 219 average, and 8th grader Brittany Arne, who is rolling a 172 average so far this season, the Raiders are in great position to make the County playoffs again this season.
Also making great contributions this season are; Deanna Martin [11th], Jennifer Arocho [10th] and [12th] Michelle Rodriguez. Newcomers like Sabrina Roth [11th], Kayla DeScetto [10th], and freshmen Alexis Martinek and Destiny Molina have also made great strides in the 1st half of the season.
Jessica Calandra: 219 average [1st in Suffolk County], 736 series [2nd in Suffolk County], 279 high game [tied for 2nd in Suffolk County], 14 match wins [6th in League I]. Also has a 723 series and 266 game this season.
Brittany Arne: 172 average [15th in League I], 626 series [6th in League I], 218 high game [tied for 12thin League I], 13 match wins [9th in League I]. Also has a 208 game this season.
Deanna Martin: 145 average this season including career high 193 game.
Michelle Rodriguez: 135 average and 8 match wins this season.
Jennifer Arocho: 162 average with a career high 212 game this season.
The team's next game is Thursday against at 3:30 p.m. at and then on Jan. 12 against at 3:30 p.m. at the same alley.