BOLTON LANDING -- The Bolton Varsity Girls Basketball team - like their male counterpart - has been orphaned by the Adirondack League and Mountain & Valley Athletic Conference this year.
Due to some unfortunate timing, Bolton was left out of league schedules. They'll likely be able, however, to compete in Section II tournaments as an independent team, coach Luke Schweickert said this week.
This lone-ranger status, however, doesn't mean they'll be any lack of action for the Eagles. They'll be competing against MVAC north teams as well as several dates with Adirondack League teams.
The Eagles Girls Basketball team is coming off a season of achievement.
Their 11-9 record is solid, but even more consequential is their accomplishment of placing second in MVAC Div. II to Section VII champion Westport.
Considering this tough competition, such an achievement is lofty.
The team graduated two of the key players on this team, Danielle St. Amour and Grace Cady. But Schweickert is expecting the talented veteran players and newcomers to step up and fill the void.
Schweickert praised the talent and drive of returning starters Alana Peterson, D.J. Servelli, Emma Cady and Charlotte Caldwell. He noted that Servelli averaged 15-16 points per game, while mentioning other players.
"Charlotte gets a ton of rebounds, a lot of steals and assists, and she gets the whole team going," he said. "She's the ingniter, and she keeps others in line."
Schweickert added that the team will be relying heavily on rookie Sophomore Madlyn Wilson, and be looking for Freshman Kim Wright to contribute. He said the team will be looking for Roselynn Denne to step up.
"If our Juniors - particularly Rosie Denne - emerges, we could have a surprising season," he said.
2010-11 Bolton Varsity
Girls Basketball Schedule
Dec. 6 Warrensburg Home 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 10 Spa Catholic Away 7:30 p.m.