St. John's competed in the Pennsylvania Classic this weekend in Lancaster, PA. The team was in 2nd after the completion of 9 team games but struggled in the baker portion of the tournament in day 2 to finish 3rd. We had a 9,888 total pinfall (193.88 average) and finished roughly 250 pins behind William Paterson and 35 pins behind Stony Brook in the 13 team field. Our JV team finished 6th overall.
Brandon Soedarmasto led the team with a 3rd place individual finish, averaging just under 210 for the nine game block. Zack Porter also averaged above 200, while freshman Gilbert Lasala finished -5 for nine games.
The 31st Annual St. John's Alumni Doubles fundraiser tournament will take place on October 15, 2017 at 1:00pm at South Levittown Lanes. Alumni Ian Lang and sophomore Anthony Naujokas are expected to defend their title.
The cost for this year’s event will be $70.00 for graduated alumni, $30.00 for full-time students and $13.00 for those wishing to participate in the buffet only. The fee includes 3 games of bowling and the hot/cold buffet. We will also have a bowling ball raffle and an opportunity to purchase some of our T-shirts and super bowl boxes that we will be selling as a fundraiser for the team this season.
Please R.S.V.P. no later than Monday, October 9th, 2017 so we can figure out how much food we need to order. You can contact us here to let us know if you are coming.
The team was ranked 21st in the country last year. This year’s team returns 5 of the 8 starters and will have some talented new players such as Tony Macchietto. Our goal is to make the National Championships in Lincoln, Nebraska.
If you can’t attend this year’s tournament and would like to make a tax deductible donation to the program, contact us about how to do so. Any donation would be greatly appreciated! Remember, with your support we can keep our program as one of the elite programs in the country.
We hope to see all of you at South Levittown.
The St. John's Bowling Team will be selling T-shirts this year as a fundraiser to help pay for the team's travel and equipment expenses. If you'd like to support the team, we are selling the two shirts pictured below - navy blue and red. You can purchase one shirt for $20 or two shirts for $30. All sizes ranging from Youth XS through Adult 4XL are available; sizes 2XL-4XL will incur an extra $3 charge per shirt. Orders must be placed through any of our bowlers or coaches no later than November 1st, and we plan to have the shirts in hand and delivered to everyone by December 1. Please message us, comment below, or reach out to anyone on our team if you are interested! Thank you
Tryouts concluded this past Saturday. All bowlers rolled six games across three dates on the Los Angeles, College Bowling Medium #1 and Paris sport patterns for a total of 18 games. At the end, Brandon Soedarmasto led the field, averaging 209.17 over the 18 games. Chris Vietri also finished the tryout going plus, averaging 205.89 overall.
A total of 17 bowlers made the team. The full roster can be viewed HERE
This year's team will compete in 12 sanctioned regular season tournaments before beginning postseason play. Additionally, St. John's will look to make it a 3-peat as EIBC Conference Champions when the first conference matches begin on October 29. The full schedule for 2017-18 can be viewed HERE.
The season will begin on October 21 in Lancaster, PA. Keep checking back throughout the season to follow our team's progress!
Bowling team tryouts are set to begin this weekend. The dates and locations are as follows:
Saturday, Sept. 2 at Farmingdale Lanes, 9:15am
Sunday, Sept. 3 at Herrill Lanes, 9:00am
Saturday, Sept 16 at Farmingdale Lanes, 9:00am
Those trying out must attend all three dates. A $40 tryout fee covers 18 games of competition, which will consist of 6 games each day on a different sport shot pattern. If you plan on trying out or have any questions, please contact assistant coach Pete Briguglio. You will need to fill out some forms before trying out.
Freshman Anthony Naujokas earned his first ever NEBA title at this weekend's Non-champs event in Norwich, CT. Anthony topped a field of 188 entrants after sneaking into the cut by going +10 on the Taj Mahal pattern during qualifying and then going undefeated in match play. The freshman won the title match 210-194 to earn $1,475 in SMART scholarship. Congrats!
Brandon Soedarmasto was named to the All-American Second Team this past weekend at the Club Nationals tournament in Indianapolis, IN.
Soedarmasto finished the year with an overall average of 206.692 while bowling every team and baker game for the Johnnies this season. He finished 10th among club players in average. Brandon had one All-Tournament Team finish--a 3rd place at the Sin City Invitational where he averaged 225.714. He also had four additional top 10 appearances: Penn Classic (6th), Stevens Invite (8th), Tier 1 Rebel Invitational (8th) and the Northeast Classic (10th).
For a full list of Club Team All-Americans, click here.
The team had a disappointing showing at the USBC Intercollegiate Sectionals tournament this past weekend, finishing 12th overall and failing to qualify for nationals for the tenth straight season.
Despite the performance, the season was still a success as the team defended its EIBC Conference title and had their highest Hoosier finish in over a decade, among other accolades. With half the team in their first or second season, there is plenty of hope for next season and beyond.
On behalf of the entire SJU team, we'd like to thank those of you who supported us throughout the season by coming to watch, helping to promote, and donating to us. We wouldn't be a top-25 ranked team without you.
The final college bowling power rankings were released and St. John's finished the season ranked #21, which is their highest placement since 2012 when they cracked the top 15.
USBC announced sectionals locations for the 80 qualifying teams, and SJU will be once again competing in the northeast section at Parkway Lanes in Allentown, PA the weekend of March 11-12. The other members of the top 24 competing will be Webber, William Paterson, Notre Dame Ohio, Wright State, and Lawrence Tech.
The top 4 teams at the end of 64 baker games will advance to Nationals, which will take place in Baton Rouge, LA in April.