Bowlers Strike Up Friendships

Consistency is all-important to bowl competitively and successfully, and freshman Ethan Shapiro leads the Wildcats with team’s highest average.
Consistency is all-important to bowl competitively and successfully, and freshman Ethan Shapiro leads the Wildcats with team’s highest average.
Anthony Paredes is another one of the team’s top bowlers with an average just below 150.
Anthony Paredes is another one of the team’s top bowlers with an average just below 150.
Nikolas Cerrito is one of several multi-sport athletes who took to bowling and found his way to the starting line up after his first year
Nikolas Cerrito is one of several multi-sport athletes who took to bowling and found his way to the starting line up after his first year
Robert Adomaites, an All-League soccer player uses natural athletic talent to excel in bowling and landed a spot on the starting roster.
Robert Adomaites, an All-League soccer player uses natural athletic talent to excel in bowling and landed a spot on the starting roster.

With the new year comes a new team of bowlers as Coach DiGiacomo reflects on the progress his team has made so far this season. Whitman is currently 5th in the league out of 7 and Coach sees this season as a learning process with its ups and downs. “Each year brings new bowlers and new skills to be taught and learned,” said DiGiacomo. Ninth-grader Ethan Shapiro holds the team’s highest average of 190, as Coach describes him as “the team’s anchor” because of his consistency. Anthony Paredes is another one of the team’s top bowlers with an average of just below 150. The team is full of newcomers, such as Nikolas Cerrito and Robert Adomaites, who have found their way to the starting line up after their first year.

The team is always looking for new bowlers who are committed and ready to learn. Bowlers who start out with their own set of shoes and their own bowling ball have the greatest advantage when it comes to playing competitively. “There’s a learning curve the first few weeks when you get your own ball,” Coach shares as he discussed his techniques on teaching his players how to spin the ball down the lane. Coach DiGiacomo always looks forward to enthusiastic new bowlers, guys, and girls, and encourages them to make the investment in getting their own equipment. “It’s a lifetime sport and once you’ve made that initial investment and start playing, you’re a bowler ready to have fun and meet lots of new friends.” 

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