2015 – Superior Performance – Professional
Cathy Dorin-Lizzi has won many national, state and local titles throughout her bowling career. She has maintained her 200 plus average for over twenty-two years. Her highest average was in the 2006-07 season, her highest game 300, (18) and her highest series is an 833 (4).
Cathy was AMF World Cup Champion in 1992, a member of the West Texas A & M Intercollegiate Team in 1992 and won the Three Rivers Open in 1999. She has five PWBA Regional Titles, and one PWBA National Title to her credit as well as being a member of the USBC Championship Team in 2006 and 2009. Cathy was the Ohio USBC WBA Queens Champion in 2001 and won the Ohio USBC WBA All Events both Actual and Handicap in 2002, as well as the Doubles with her partner Janie Shinkle in 2002. During the 2011-12 season Cathy and husband, Jeff, set a Sandusky City Doubles Record with a score of 1572 in the Local Officer’s Doubles Tournament.
Cathy is a Bronze Level Certified Coach and has been a Junior League Coordinator for 10 years. She was a Professional Women’s Bowling Association member from 1993-2004, serving as President for three years. She has served as a side- line reporter for ESPN/ESPN2 since 2000.
In 1992, Cathy was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame for Superior Performance. And in 2014 she was honored with induction into the Ohio USBC Women’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame for Superior Performance.
In August 2009, husband Jeff was diagnosed with a rare parasitic eye infection which almost caused him to lose his eye, until a cornea transplant changed his life. Since that time Cathy and Jeff have wanted to bring awareness of the importance of organ and tissue donation. They have raised over $11,000.00 with proceeds going to Lions International, Erie County Fund for the Blind and Lifebane of Northeast Ohio, all non profit organizations who work endlessly to help those in need.
Tonight we recognize Cathy Dorin-Lizzi for all of her outstanding performances as we add her name to the list of Superior Performers in the Professional category.