Bowling: New Orleans area all-district teams announced
The top average bowlers on seven playoff-bound teams earned most valuable player honors on the all-district bowling teams selected by area coaches following the regular season.
Jesuit senior William Carpenter, who had a team-best 198 average, claimed MVP honors and led a Blue Jays sweep on the first team in District 1.
Brother Martin senior Ashton Catalinotto, who had a region-best 222 average, captured MVP honors in a deep District 2 that produced 10 qualifiers for the state singles championships.
Hunter Mullen of Slidell, a first-year program headed for the playoffs after a 10-2 regular season, was the MVP of District 3.
MVP Jonathan Arena finished with a 205 average and led an Archbishop Shaw sweep of first team all-district honors in District 4.
In District 5, Patrick Taylor’s Beckham Lieu earned MVP honors and led the Tigers to a district title.
Archbishop Chapelle, paced by the MVP efforts of Olivia Bares and her region-best 193 average, claimed five of the six first-team spots on the All-District 6 team.
In District 7, Academy of Our Lady senior Laney Sasso claimed MVP honors and was one of four Penguins on the first team.
Seven boys/co-ed and three girls teams from the New Orleans region begin their playoff runs this week.
New Orleans Region All-District Bowling Teams
Boys/Co-Ed District 1
First Team: William Carpenter, Jesuit; William Adams, Jesuit; Jonathan Cho, Jesuit; Joseph Anderson, Jesuit; Preston Roark, Jesuit; Ethan Benoit, Jesuit
Second Team: Cody Miller, Holy Cross; Grant Gehring, Jesuit; Cornelius Piper, East Jefferson; Gabe Lucroy, Holy Cross; Nicholas Womble, Jesuit; Ethan Boyd, Holy Cross
MVP: William Carpenter, Jesuit
Boys/Co-Ed District 2
First Team: Ashton Catalinotto, Brother Martin; Jacob Vangilder, Brother Martin; Kade Chatelain, Brother Martin; Blake Caire, Archbishop Rummel; Logan Cannon, Destrehan; Matthew Fletcher, Rummel
Second Team: Cayden Munster, Archbishop Rummel; Matthew Nguyen, John Ehret; Beau Senior, Destrehan; Sam Vollenweider, Brother Martin; Beau Bufkin, Brother Martin; Jack Nunes, Brother Martin
MVP: Ashton Catalinotto, Brother Martin
Boys/Co-Ed District 3
First Team: Hunter Mullen, Slidell; Jack Kingman, Pope John Paul II; Michael Broussard, Slidell; Cameron Lackey, Slidell; Elyjah White, Slidell; Izaiah Auglair, Pearl River
Second Team: Jacob Harper, Pearl River; Landon Hoffman, Slidell; Payton Taylor, Pope John Paul II; Alexander Pope, Slidell; Jonathan Lala, Pope John Paul II; Makayla Doyle, Pope John Paul II; Leon Brisbin, Slidell
MVP: Hunter Mullen, Slidell
Boys/Co-Ed District 4
First Team: Jonathan Arena, Archbishop Shaw; Riley Elwood, Archbishop Shaw; Joshua Collins, Archbishop Shaw; Garrett Alello, Archbishop Shaw; Andrew Hill, Archbishop Shaw; Alex Gaitan, Archbishop Shaw
Second Team: Bryce Sheppard, Belle Chasse; Brandt Haynes, De La Salle; John Paul Bui, Archbishop Shaw; Amelia Haynes, De La Salle; Nigel Taylor, Belle Chasse; Kaare Smith, Kenner Discovery
MVP: Jonathan Arena, Archbishop Shaw
Boys/Co-Ed District 5
First Team: Beckham Lieu, Patrick Taylor; Chaz Emery, Crescent City Christian; Logan LeJeune, St. Therese; Jayden Ho, Patrick Taylor; Reese Elwood, Patrick Taylor; Ryan Hebert, St. Therese
Second Team: Jadon Lieu, Patrick Taylor; Logan Salas, Patrick Taylor; Zachary Nguyen, Patrick Taylor; Jonathan Mendez, St. Therese; Jared Gaudet, Crescent City Christian
MVP: Beckham Lieu, Patrick Taylor
Girls District 6
First Team: Olivia Bares, Archbishop Chapelle; Elizabeth Hamilton, Archbishop Chapelle; Jennifer Luna, Cabrini; Mia Bella Harvey, Archbishop Chapelle; Alexandra Young, Archbishop Chapelle; Gabrielle Fischer, Archbishop Chapelle
Second Team: Haley Adams, Kenner Discovery; Taylor Daniels, Kenner Discovery; Rachael Conaway, Cabrini; Leah Heller, Cabrini; Aislynn Adams, Kenner Discovery; Kacey Beadle, Archbishop Chapelle
MVP: Olivia Bares, Archbishop Chapelle
Girls District 7
First Team: Laney Sasso, Academy of Our Lady; Skylar Alexander, Academy of Our Lady; Gabrielle Viviano, Patrick Taylor; Emily Barrios, Academy of Our Lady; Taylor Rotolo, Academy of Our Lady; Emily Heller, Mount Carmel
Second Team: Gabrielle Howard, Mount Carmel, Isabelle Viviano, Patrick Taylor, Gabrielle Jenkins, Academy of Our Lady; Kiley Salge, Mount Carmel; Gabrielle Williams, Academy of Our Lady; Brenna Mackie, Slidell
MVP: Laney Sasso, Academy of Our Lady
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Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…