Carbondale Area girls’ basketball coach, Will Reckless knew the program faced a big challenge when he took over the reigns two seasons ago.


Carbondale Area girls’ basketball coach, Will Reckless knew the program faced a big challenge when he took over the reigns two seasons ago.
With one final holdover from the Chargerettes’ most recent successes graduating after his first season at the helm, Reckless realized a new building process was about to begin.
“Our goal has been to get better each practice and each game,” said Reckless.
The 2011 season offers the same challenges from a year ago when the Chargerettes struggled to a winless season.
A team dominated by underclassmen displayed some bright moments in spurts a year ago but must look to put together solid efforts for full quarters at a time.
“Our kids are working hard,” said Reckless. “They are a coachable group of kids who want to get better each day.”
Only three seniors are on the ballclub including a pair of performers who saw plenty of action a year ago. Lindsey Bucklaw and Arianna Brady are back to lead the ballclub while Krisa Mancuso also seeks court action.
Without any juniors on the team, sophomores and freshmen will carry the bulk of the load.
Sophomore, Molly Carachilo, the team’s top three-point shooter and a starter a year ago, leads the sophomore class. Eliza Totsky is also a possible starter who saw some action last season. Hayley Skorupa, Mekenzie Voglino, Morgan Walsh and Moriah Mauro are expected to battle for playing time.
Freshman, Sarah Totsky is among the younger set seeking a starting berth. Audrey Gardus, Natasha Gillott and Morgan Mauro are also expected to seek action.
With four players moving from varsity contributors to roles as the leaders of the squad, Reckless will look to the exhibition season as an opportunity for them to get comfortable in their new roles.
The Chargerettes’ season opens on December 9-10 in the Wallenpaupack Tournament.