New York State USBC Announces Scholarship Award Recipients for The 2022-2023 Season

Date Posted: June 10th, 2023

The New York State USBC is pleased to announce the recipients of the scholarship awards for the 2022-2023 Bowling Season.  In a record year for the program, over 200 youth members throughout the state applied, where a total of 32 student athletes in grades K to 12 have received a share of $30,000 in scholarship awards for their outstanding achievements on and off the lanes.

The New York State USBC Youth Scholarship Program dates back over 40 years, and in the 2022-23 season, the program has eclipsed awarding over $1 Million to youth bowlers throughout New York State through Championship Tournaments and this Scholarship Program.

This season, the NYS USBC Scholarship Awards were matched dollar for dollar by the New York State Bowling Proprietors Association, further enhancing the program and providing greater opportunities for youth bowlers.

Among the recipients are graduating seniors Mark Mankowski of Hamburg and Tyler Drexel of Delanson, who each earned a $4,000 scholarship for their exceptional performance both academically and in bowling.  The top awards, presented in memory of Past NYS USBC President Pat Zonneville, were presented to these standout individuals in recognition of their dedication and achievements throughout their high school careers.

"We are extremely proud to recognize these extraordinary student athletes who have demonstrated outstanding dedication, skill, and sportsmanship," said Frank Wilkinson, Chair of the NYS USBC Youth Education Services Committee. "Through their hard work and commitment, they have not only excelled on the lanes but have also shown great promise in their scholastic pursuits.  We congratulate them on their achievements and wish them continued success in their future endeavors."

Here is the complete list of scholarship award recipients:

Graduating High School Senior Awards
Mark Mankowski, Hamburg - $4,000
Tyler Drexel, Delanson - $4,000
Mackenzie Minor, Horseheads - $3,000
Nicholas Brady, N. Tonawanda - $3,000
Dominick Siciliano, Castleton - $2,000
Samuel Roque, Yonkers - $2,000
Joshua Taylor, Clifton Park - $1,000
Jadyn Washington, White Plains - $1,000
Madison Romeo, Staten Island - $1,000
Colleen Jump, Port Byron - $1,000
Sierra Bordan, Greenfield - $1,000
Erin Wales, Binghamton - $1,000
Peter Kanakos, Taberg - $1,000
Bradley Senecal, Hoosick Falls - $1,000

Youth Spirit Awards - Grades 9 to 11
Robert Werling, Staten Island - $500
George Roggiero, White Plains - $500
Averyann Thomas, Connelly - $250
Donald Wu, Flushing - $250
Annabell Wilcox, Boonville - $150
Kaitlin Wieentraut, Middletown - $150

Future Star Awards - Grades 5 to 8
Dylan Beardsley, East Greenbush - $300
Gage Dievendorf, Delmar - $300
Sienna Hasseler, Newark - $150
Angelina Stuart, Middletown - $150
Lillian Peios, Lafayette - $100
Maddox Aiezza, Mechanicville - $150

Future Star Awards - Grades K to 4
Alison Locke, Staten Island - $300
Jessica Jansen, Brooklyn - $300
Mikaela Antabi, Staten Island - $150
Liam Gitto, Gansevoort - $150
Douglas Reynolds, Rochester - $100
Johnny Piet, Horseheads - $150

The New York State USBC extends its gratitude to the New York State Bowling Proprietors Association and the NYS USBC Youth Leaders for their continued support and generous contributions to the scholarship program.

For more information about the scholarship program, please visit the New York State USBC website at


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