Wethersfield Girls’ Basketball Building Stability
WETHERSFIELD - Michelle Libby is entering her fourth season as head coach of the girls’ basketball team at Wethersfield High School. The first three seasons have not been easy, but this years’ squad has the potential to make its first post-season run since 2010.
“We are looking to qualify for the state tournament for the first time in four years. It would be very rewarding for our seniors to get to experience what it’s like to play in a state game,” Libby Said, “They have put a lot of time and effort in over the past four years and I can’t think of a better way to thank them and to also have them continue to shape the program for the future.”
In order to make a playoff run, the team will have to deal with the departure of last seasons’ leading scorer and All-CCC North Divisional player Carrie Polomsky, who graduated. Libby said that the team hopes to fill Polomsky’s shoes with a committee of players.
They have also had to deal with injuries to two key contributors from last season. Alexis Gwynn and Brittney Dalkowski both tore their anterior cruciate ligaments, but are both hoping to return by January and February, respectively.
Libby remains confident that this group of girls is ready to end their three-year postseason drought.
“Nearly all of the girls on the varsity roster saw varsity time last year, so the kids have been battle tested already,” Libby said. “Our captains, Kelly McDonald and Analissa Mandile, are great leaders by example, and will set the tempo for the season.”
The lady Eagles will begin the season with three straight road games, but will return home to face the Weaver Beavers Monday, Dec 23. The home opener will tip-off at 7 p.m. at Silas Deane Middle School.