HAWKS HAVE FOUR NAMED TO ALL-REGION TEAMS FOR NATIONAL TENPIN COACHES ASSOCIATION
May 12, 2006
Nashville, Tenn. - The National Tenpin Coaches Association announced recently the All-Region squads for four areas of the country in women's collegiate bowling. Each region, Northeast Division I, Central Division I, Northeast DII/III and Central DII/III had a first team, second team and honorable mention squad. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) placed four of its bowlers on the Northeast Division I teams.
Topping the list was Maryetta Lewis, who was named to the First Team All-Region . Joining her on the First Team were four bowlers from National Champion Fairleigh Dickinson University. Lewis, a team captain for the Lady Hawks, averaged a 190 for the season and was more than just a solid bowler but a motivator and leader on the squad.
Jessica Worsley and Sandra Maresca were both named to the Second-Team Northeast Region. Joining them on the list was Sherita Johnson of Morgan State, the runner-up the Hawks for the MEAC crown. Worsley led the Hawks in average this season with a 194 while Maresca, also a co-captain, averaged a 189.
Lastly, freshman Laura Zanrucha, who averaged a 181, was named to the All-Region Honorable Mention squad. Two other MEAC bowlers, Ernstine Yarborough of Morgan State and Sara-Rae Weyant of Delaware State were also Honorable Mention members.
"What an honor," said Head Coach Sharon Brummell. "We placed four young ladies on the All-Region team, that is a tribute to the hard work and dedication we bowled with all season. I am so proud of these young ladies."
Lisa Friscioni of Fairleigh Dickinson, a First-Team member was the Northeast Region MVP. Jamie Manzo of Sacred Heart was the Rookie of the Year.
The All-Region Teams are a precursor to the All-American Teams what will be announced next week.
UMES had one of their best seasons to date. They captured the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) title, secured their third straight birth to the NCAA Championships, where they earned a fourth place seed and attended their fourth straight United States Bowling Congress Championships (USBC), where they qualified first and finished third place in the Nation at the event.