Norfolk, Va. (Mar. 19, 2019) --- Delaware State’s Stefanny Toala (fr.; Tucson, Ariz.) has been selected as the 2018-19 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Bowling Rookie-of-the-Year and named to the All-MEAC Second Team, while teammate Alexis Neuer (jr.; Lewisburg, Pa.) is an all-conference first team pick, in voting by league head coaches and sports information representatives announced today.
Toala has the top single-game in the MEAC this season, posting a score of 279 at James Brown Invitational on Feb. 16. She’s also tied for the second-best game in the league this season at 278 during the Bud Whitman Invitational in her first collegiate tournament on Oct. 14.
Toala is second on the Hornets with an average of 183.3 per game (8,066 total pinfall in 44 games). She was selected as MEAC Bowler-of-the-Week after averaging 211.2 in five traditional games at the James Brown Invite and named to the Bud Whitman Memorial All-Tournament Team after averaging 193.6 in five contests.
Neuer, a two-time MEAC Bowler-of-the-Week (Oct 16 & Oct. 30) is tops on the Hornets with a season average of 193.9 (9,306 total pinfall in 48 games). She was No. 1 among 90 competitors at the Caldwell Cougar Classic with a total pinfall of 1,216 in six games (202.7 avg.) and named to All-Tournament Team at season-opening Bud Whitman Invitational. In addition she’s tied for the 10th best single-game in the MEAC this season with 248 at Hawk Classic and was second among 75 competitors at the MEAC Meet 2 with 990 total pinfall (198.0 avg.).
The 2018-19 MEAC Preseason Bowler-of-the-Year, Neuer was the league’s Most Outstanding Performer and All-MEAC First Team selection during the 2017-18 season.
She was also honored as the MEAC Rookie-of-the-Year in 2017.
Cayla Hicks (jr.) of Maryland Eastern Shore was selected as the 2018-19 Bowler-of-the-Year, while Kayla Bandy of MDES was chosen by her peers as the league’s top coach.
The 2019 MEAC Tournament is set for this weekend (Mar. 22-24) in Virginia Beach, Va. The top six teams in the league’s 2018-19 regular season standings will compete for the tournament championship and an automatic berth to the NCAA championship field.
Delaware State is ranked third in the MEAC Tournament and will face No. 6 Howard in the opening round of the double-elimination tourney on Fri. (Mar. 22) at 9:00 a.m.