Improved play will be the point of emphasis for the Carbondale Area Chargerettes as they head into Lackawanna League Division II play next week.


Improved play will be the point of emphasis for the Carbondale Area Chargerettes as they head into Lackawanna League Division II play next week.
With just one starter back from a 2-12 D-II team a year ago, head coach Will Reckless will be stressing taking small steps forward as he looks to a majority of non-seniors to play key roles.
Meanwhile at Lakeland, the Lady Chiefs head into D-III play for the first time with an entire starting line-up intact.
At Forest City, the Lady Foresters will also boast a veteran line-up that is expected to contend for the division crown.
Division II
Chargerettes
Senior, Chelsey Frazier (G, 5-4) is the lone starter back while senior, Kelsey Vinton (F, 5-5) and juniors, Ariana Brady (G, 5-5), Lindsey Bucklaw (F, 5-6), Salina Santiago (G, 5-2) and Monica Booths (G) are set to step from reserve role players to key contributors. A number of younger players are also battling to crack the line-up.
The road will be very challenging for the Chargerettes as Dunmore returns four starters in seniors, Kayla Boland, Ashley Murray, Corinna Palko and junior, Alexa Gerchman. The Lady Bucks will be seeking a sixth straight title after an unbeaten D-II mark a year ago at 14-0.
Mid Valley, at 8-6 a year ago, returns its entire starting line-up in seniors, Brittany Sakson, Mariah Runco, Allison Walsh and Alyssa Miraglia and junior, Samantha DeMarco. Add junior, Danielle Terranella, who missed last season due to an injury but was a starter as a freshman, to make Mid Valley is a formidable challenger to Dunmore.
Valley View, another 8-6 team a year ago, has back four starters in senior, Elena Stambone and juniors, Caroline Mancuso, Liz Aniska and Mollyann Mecca.
Riverside, 9-5 last season, welcomes back four starters while Old Forge, at 8-6, has back one starter. Holy Cross, at 7-7, also reutnrs one starter.
Division III
Forest City, 11-3 last season, returns the most seasoned team. With many of their starters playing that roll since their freshmen season, the Lady Foresters are expected to be a contender.
Seniors, Katie Yale, Cassie Erdman, Kiersten Collins and sophomore, Kylie Borick join senior, Alyssa Borick for a formidable five.
At Lakeland, head coach Joe Vadala welcomes back starters in seniors, Tara Morcom, Theresa Germano and Alyda Dick and juniors Allsion Kraky and Nicole Davitt after a 0-14 mark a year ago in D-II.
Montrose, the defending champ at 13-1, returns starters in seniors Sam Abbott and Katelyn Spellman and junior, Dallas Ely, the D-III player of the year last season.
Elk Lake returns all five starters from a 7-7 group while Mt. View and Blue Ridge return three starters each from squads that went 7-7 and 5-9 last year. Lackawanna Trail returns one starter from a 3-11 squad whike Susquehanna has a whole new line-up from a 0-14 team.