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Dexter/USBC All-Americans named

Terry Bigham
USBC Communications
Published: June 19, 2012 | Bowl.com
ARLINGTON, Texas - Zachary Fylling, a recent graduate of Bangor John Glenn High School in Bay City, Mich., is the fourth male athlete to become a repeat selection to the Dexter/United States Bowling Congress High School All-American Team.

Fylling heads the list of 10 high school bowlers selected to the team for the 2011-12 school year. Each member of this year's Dexter/USBC High School All-American Team recently completed their senior year, and the team includes the 2012 USBC Male Youth Ambassador of the Year.

"We are honored to recognize these athletes for their outstanding skills on the lanes and their hard work in the classroom," Bud Clapsaddle, Vice President of Dexter Bowling, said. "High school bowling continues to grow and we once again had an exceptional group of applicants."

Dexter and USBC have selected five boys and five girls for the All-American Team each season since the 2005-06 school year.

"The Dexter/USBC All-American Team is one of the most prestigious honors a high school bowler can obtain," said Chad Murphy, International Bowling Campus Managing Director of Youth Development. "We appreciate Dexter for recognizing these high school bowlers and for their continued commitment to youth bowling."

The five female athletes selected for this year's team:

McKensie Haines (Sunbury, Pa.) - The valedictorian at Shikellamy High School, she won both the individual title and helped her team to the 2011 Pennsylvania state bowling championships team title. She was a four-year member of softball team, serving as captain her last two years. A member of the National Honor Society, she worked on service projects with the organization including a recycling project.

Lillie Miller (Sandusky, Mich.) - She was the salutatorian at Sandusky High School, a member of the National Honor Society and a Student Council representative. She led the bowling team to the state title in 2012, and individually was the state runner-up in 2011 and 2012. She worked on the American Red Cross Blood Drive and with HUH (Help Us Hear) the last three years, and the Relay For Life in 2011.

Sarah Ross (Crescent, Pa.) -  A four-year captain for the Moon Area High School bowling team, she was selected to the All Section first team her last two seasons and was a state qualifier each year. She also was a four-year member of the softball team. She was a National Honor Society, Science Club and Sign Language Club member, coached bowling and softball youth athletes, worked with the Make-A-Wish bowling benefit and helped with her school's blood drives. 

Rachel Vaughn (Port St. Lucie, Fla.) - She was four-time All-Area selection as a member of the St. Lucie West Centennial High School bowling team, helping her team to a top-10 finish at the state tournament each year. She placed fifth in singles at the 2010 state finals. She coordinated a fundraiser that raised more than $6,000 to help cover the medical expenses of a teammate's mother who was undergoing treatment for breast cancer.  

Amanda Wess (Hubbard, Ohio) - She led the Hubbard High School bowling team that finished second at the Ohio state tournament in 2011 and 2012, and took third place in the individual competition in 2012. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Ecology and Spanish clubs, and co-president of the Future Teachers of America. She had more than 50 hours of volunteer work her senior year, including work with the Rotary Club, Salvation Army and UNICEF.

The five male athletes selected for this year's team:

Matthew Farber (Plainview, N.Y.)  - He led John F. Kennedy High School to the conference bowling title each year. He held the top average in Nassau County (244) and took third place at the state tournament in 2010-11. He was a member of the National Honors, Spanish Honors and Business Honors societies. He worked as a fundraiser coordinator for the American Cancer Society in 2011 and 2012, and did a bowling fundraiser for the Scleroderma Foundation.

Zachary Fylling (Bay City, Mich.) - The fourth male athlete to make the Dexter/USBC team twice, he won the Michigan state singles division 2 title in 2011, helped Bangor John Glenn High School to the 2010 state team title and a runner-up finish in 2012. A National Honor Society member, he tutored students in English, math, science, and history, coached the seventh and eighth grade bowling teams, and assisted with young students who have learning/behavioral special needs. 

Kyle Mayberry (Mechanicsburg, Ohio) - At Mechanicsburg High School, he was a four-year member of the bowling team and was named conference player of the year his last three years. He also played football and was team captain his senior year. He was a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Art Club and band. He volunteered during summer camps at church, read books to children at the library and served food at the community building.

Dominick Savage (Missouri City, Texas) - He was captain of the bowling team each of his four years at Thurgood Marshall High School, and was the district singles champion three consecutive years. He was a National Honor Society, International Thespian, student council and Business Professionals of America member. He worked on collection drives for the local SPCA and Toys for Tots. He is the 2012 USBC Male Youth Ambassador of the Year.

Jefferson Vlasnik (Omaha, Neb.) - A three-year member of the Millard South High School bowling team, he was selected to the 2012 Nebraska High School Bowling Coaches All-State team. He also was on the tennis team. He was in the National Honor Society, math team, marching band and jazz band. He did volunteer work at the Open Door Mission, the Habitat for Humanity retail store, and was an assistant coach for youth baseball.

Go to BOWL.com/highschool and click on the Programs and Scholarships tab to learn more about the Dexter/USBC All-American Team program and to see previous teams.

2011-12 DEXTER/USBC HIGH SCHOOL ALL-AMERICA TEAM
With athlete, year, high school and hometown:
Girls
McKensie Haines, Senior, Shikellamy High School, Sunbury, Pa.
Lillie Miller, Senior, Sandusky High School, Sandusky, Mich.
Sarah Ross, Senior, Moon Area High School, Crescent, Pa.
Rachel Vaughn, Senior, St. Lucie West Centennial High School, Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Amanda Wess, Senior, Hubbard High School, Hubbard, Ohio
McKensie Haines - DexterLillie Miller - DexterSarah Ross - DexterRachel Vaughn - Dexter Amanda Wess - Dexter

Boys
Matthew Farber, Senior, John F. Kennedy High School, Plainview, N.Y.
Zachary Fylling, Senior, Bangor John Glenn High School, Bay City, Mich.
Kyle Mayberry, Senior, Mechanicsburg High School, Mechanicsburg, Ohio
Dominick Savage, Senior, Thurgood Marshall High School, Missouri City, Texas
Jefferson Vlasnik, Senior, Millard South High School, Omaha, Neb.

Matt Farber - Dexter  Zachary Fylling - Dexter  Kyle Mayberry - DexterDominick Savage - DexterJefferson Vlasnick - Dexter

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