9/7/2009
Times Leader Volleyball capsule

Coach: Debbie Krupinski, 24th year
Last year: 9-9

Key players lost: Kelsey Yohey Morgan Thomas, Amy Robacheski, Shelby Munson
Players to watch: Nicole Kovaleski, So.; Paige Pientka, Jr.; Clarissa Tarnowski, Jr.

Outlook: The Trojans are still in a rebuilding mode, but will count on 5-6 sophomore setter Nicole Kovakeski.
“She has the most starting experience,” said coach Debbie Krupinski. “Nicole played in all of our games last season. She knows the game and understands offensive and defensive strategy.”
Paige Pientka is the younger sister of former Nanticoke great Courtenay Pientka, and is an excellent hitter and blocker. “She just needs more experience,” said Krupinski.
Clarissa Tarnowski is an outside hitter who came into her own last season.
“We have some dynamite freshmen waiting in the wings,” Krupinski said. “They are going to get a chance to play.”
It’s probably going to be a tough season for the Trojans, but the future looks bright.