FIVE PLAYERS TO WATCH
Julia Ott (Jr.) – Manchester: The senior will look to lead the Hawks back the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions final, for their second straight title this season. Ott is the anchor bowler for the Hawks, and will also look to make more of an impact on the NJSIAA Individual Tournament this season.
Brianna MacLeod (Jr.) – Brick: The Dragons lost several key bowlers to graduation last year, but depth is always something that head coach Cara Lukosius has had the benefit of over the past few years. MacLeod will return along with juniors Vicky Spirio and Nicole Aumack, as the Dragons look to keep pace with Conference rival Brick Memorial this season. MacLeod will also look to qualify for the NJSIAA Individual Tournament for the second straight season.
Tori Boughton (Jr.) – Brick Memorial: As a sophomore Boughton was selected to the Asbury Park Press All-Shore second team last season. Boughton also won the Shore Conference Individual tournament as a freshman, and will look to capture those honors again as a junior. Look for Boughton to qualify again for the state tournament and average around 200 pins this season.
McKenna Collier (Jr.) – Brick Memorial: Mustang head coach Dave Thompson will also rely on another experienced junior in his lineup this season. Collier also qualified for the state tournament last season and will look to lead the Mustangs to yet another Class A South and NJSIAA Group IV title this season.
Erica Orensky (Sr.) – Freehold Township: The Patriots will look to Orensky the lead the way in hopes of capturing the Shore Conference Class B Central title this season. Orensky was selected to the third team All-Shore team as a junior last season. Look for her to improve on her 180 pin average from last season for the Patriots.
Dec. 6- Bishop Ahr Tournament
Dec. 13- Manchester Singles Tournament
Dec 20- Toms River South Roll with the Indians Tournament, at Ocean Lanes
Jan 1- Brick Tournament, at Ocean Lanes
Jan 10- Winter Classic Tournament
Jan. 16- Long Branch Winter Wave, at Shore Lanes
Feb. 3- Ocean County Tournament
Feb 4- Shore Conference Individual Tournament, at Bradley Bowl
Feb 7- NJSIAA girls sectional tournament, at Carolier Lanes
Feb 12- Team Shore Conference Tournament
Feb 17- NJSIAA team tournament, at Carolier Lanes
Feb 18- NJSIAA Individual Tournament, at Carolier Lanes
2. Brick Memorial
4. Jackson Memorial
5. Jackson Liberty
7. Toms River North
9. St. John Vianney
10. Toms River East