Coach: Corey Stahl (First season as Head Coach)
2010 Record: 124-23, 53602 total pins, (365 pins per game)
2010 Recap: The first year of the merger between the North and South teams provided depth and flexibility within the team. It also brought together two very strong programs and made one super team. The team was led by Ryan Ventillo who bowled a 300 game in the Sectional Tournament and also contributed a large amount of pins to the overall 53602 pins on the season.
The team also defeated rival North Rockland two out of the three times they met in the regular season, but finished one point behind the Red Raiders for the League title. Clarkstown had revenge on their minds when sectionals arrived and they were successful. Winning the Section 1 title was a major success for the program but the end of the 2010 season surely left a bad taste in their mouths after finishing a disappointing ninth in the State Tournament.
Strength: Strong balance and depth, not reliant on one particular player
Weakness: Ability to adjust to different lane patterns and oil layouts.
2011 outlook: Clarkstown will once again be one of the stronger programs in the section. With four seniors returning from last season (Jake Israel, Eric Jacobs, Jordan Griff and Andrew Fierman) the team will feature strengths in consistency, depth and experience. They will have their eyes set on another Sectional Title but more importantly they want to take the League Title that they felt should’ve been theirs a season ago.
Competition: The main competition as always will come from rival North Rockland.
Three Guys to Watch:
- Senior Jordan Griff: One of the many veterans in the program who has put in many hours of practice this offseason to strengthen his game. Look for Griff to lead Clarkstown to a league and possibly a Sectional Title.
- Junior Coby Eiss: Like Griff a very dedicated bowler who is involved in several summer leagues. Coby will look to improve his 202 average from last season. Only a junior, Eiss has potential to bring Clarkstown to the top.
- The rest of the starters: The third key performance will not be found in just one other bowler, but rather a combination of guys like Andrew Fierman, Jake Israel and Eric Jacobs who all had solid junior seasons in 2010 but will be looking for even more success in their final years.
Clarkstown will face off against Nanuet on Tuesday 12/6/11 @ Hi Tor Lanes in West Haverstraw at 3:30