As you all know, our blog focuses on college sports in Massachusetts. However, one thing we’ll be doing differently this year is providing updates on the various men and women from the Bay State who are playing collegiate sports in other states.
Our first post focuses on Kara Charette, who was named this past week’s Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Week.
Meet Kara Charette: Kara is a freshman forward that plays for Franklin Pierce’s women’s basketball team.
* Charette hails from Fairhaven, and finished her high school basketball career as the school’s all-time leading point scorer with 1,688.
* Besides playing basketball at Fairhaven High School, she was also a member of tennis and volleyball teams. As noted on the Franklin Pierce athletic site, she the school’s all-time leader in kills and blocks.
Recent Success: As noted above, Charette was named the conference’s Rookie of the Week after two impressive performances last weekend during the Big Easy Challenge in New Orleans. Against Young Harris she finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds, and then followed up with 18 points against Dillard.
* Charette finished the weekend 13-of-20 from the field and averaged 18.5 points.
Rookie of the Week: Charette has been named Rookie of the Week twice this season; her first mention occurred during the first week (Nov. 13).
Offensive Production: Through 10 games this season, the Fairhaven native has netted 10 points or more in nine contests.
* In her team’s first game of the season against Nyack, Charette totaled 21 points and nine rebounds (five offensive) in the Ravens, 81-54 victory.
* The most points she’s tallied this season is 22, which came against University of Sciences (Philadelphia). During that game she was 7-of-10 from the field, 8-of-10 from the stripe, and recorded one rebound on offense and defense.
Interesting Statistic: Charette has yet to attempt a three-point shot. All of her points have occurred inside the arc.
Conference Play: She currently leads the NE-10 in field goal percentage (59.1) and is second in free-throw percentage (4.7).
* Against NE-10 teams, she’s sank 25-of-30 shots from the line.