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Change not good for Molloy bowling team

"I haven't changed anything," the coach said. "It's all the same. Saturdays are all day; the intensity is the same. I will never change, because it works."It certainly does. After the Stanners beat St. Francis Prep for the city title Jan. 10, it makes eight championships in the team's 13 years. Senior Rich Glinnen, on the varsity since he was a sophomore, led the Brooklyn-Queens division in average (203.41) and classmate Marlon Nepomucueno, who will be bowling at Arizone State next year, finished fourth (195.39). Nepomucueno had high average for the city tournament and Glinnen had high series.But this season was a little different. For the first time, Leonardo and assistant coach Patti Cacioppo, his daughter, had three bowlers who never played varsity before. The transition was mostly seamless.Another thing that's changed since the pair has started is their roles: Leonardo works mostly with the JV now, Cacioppo with the varsity."On the JV level, they're still learning the basics," Leonardo said. "I feel like I handle the basics better."But that could change when Cacioppo's 9-year-old son Thomas, who recently bowled a 201, reaches high-school age. She vows never to coach one of her kids. When asked of the likelihood of Thomas going to Molloy, Cacioppo replied, "He was signed up when I was pregnant."Reach reporter Marc Raimondi by e-mail at or call 718-229-0300, Ext.130.

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