All-Area Bowling: Park Vista's Kayla Kanarick led Cobras to state title
Thursday, January 10, 2013
by Jackson Wolek
BOWLER OF THE YEAR
KAYLA KANARICK, PARK VISTA, JUNIOR
Kayla Kanarick didn't place first in the state bowling tournament, but that's fine with her, because she was largely responsible for leading Park Vista to its first state team championship.
Kanarick moved up the ranks of being a substitute her freshmen year, to becoming a starter her sophomore year, and to eventually being named the starting anchor bowler for the Cobras as a junior this season.
Anchor bowler is the position each team's best bowler fills. While this spot requires a lot of responsibility and added pressure, Kanarick did what was needed, putting her team before herself.
"I was focusing more on my team during state, so I didn't want to keep going during individuals because it was more important for the team because we have a senior and I wanted to make it her best year," Kanarick said.
Kanarick continued to compete despite injuring her foot when a bowling ball dropped on it earlier in the individual competition.
Kanarick averaged a county-high 197 and placed second at districts.
"It happened during individuals, and that's when I just didn't want to keep going because I was in pain and I had to wrap it up for the rest of the matches. But I pulled through it," Kanarick said.
Kanarick says that next year's goal remains the same: go to state and repeat as state champions. Any individual accomplishments will be secondary.
GIRLS FIRST TEAM
LeeAnn Lent, Santaluces, So.
Placed fourth at District 14 championship and averaged 188 for the season.
Alyssa Seibert, Park Vista, So.
Averaged 187 on the season while placing seventh at District 14 championships.
Brooke Walling, Dreyfoos, Sr.
Placed second at District 13 championship, averaged 154 for the year.
Kristy Garrison, Palm Beach Central, Jr.
Won District 13 championship and had 148 average on the year.
Taylor DiNatali, Park Vista, So.
Placed sixth at District 10 championship and averaged 184 on the season.
BOYS FIRST TEAM
Armond Violi, Boca Raton, So.
Averaged 190 during the season and finished third at District 14 championship.
Alex Roggenburg, Boca Raton, Sr.
Averaged 207 on the year.
Trevor English, John I. Leonard, So.
Averaged 197 for the season and placed eighth at District 14 championship.
Daniel Tallet, Boca Raton, Sr.
Finished with a 206 average and placed fourth at District 14 championship.
Ryan Dalmotte, Park Vista, Sr.
Averaged 215 on the season.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Diana Smith, Park Vista
In her first year as a bowling coach, Smith led the Park Vista girls to the state championship.
GIRLS HONORABLE MENTION
Santaluces: AnnMarie Lent, Jaymee Norris, Jacqueline Rook
West Boca Raton: Jackie Dubisky
Atlantic: Kattreona McGriff,
Park Vista: Kendra Handler
John I. Leonard: Courtney Galassi
Lake Worth: Teri English
Jupiter: Renee Poskitt
Dwyer: Chelsea Holder, Amanda Liebman
Suncoast: Heather Schirra
Dreyfoos: Rain Duncan, Zariah McNeil
BOYS HONORABLE MENTION
Santaluces: T.J. Moore
Royal Palm Beach: Benjamin Zambito, Joshua Marker
Palm Beach Central: David Rodberg, Daniel Ysaquirre
Jupiter: Robert Holyrod, Mark Lami, Tyler Young
Palm Beach Gardens: Andy Mills, Tyler Brooks
Suncoast: Dylan Fink, Jay R Habijan
Palm Beach Lakes: Ronald Wilson
King's Academy: Austin Masi
Forest Hill: Antonio Arruza
Wellington: Maso Weiss
GIRLS BEST OF TREASURE COAST
Martin County: Shelly Goodwin, Emily Callari, Kassidy Daniels; Lincoln Park Academy: Brooklyn Goodrich; Fort Pierce Central: Kristi Carpenter.
BOYS BEST OF TREASURE COAST
Martin County: Dakota Daniels, Eric Gauroniak, James Steiert; Jensen Beach: Sean O' Reilly; Daniel Carr.