“Rain, rain, go away,” no doubt is the mantra for the Everett High softball team, under the direction of veteran head coach Stacy Poste, as they prepare to open the 2010 EHS spring athletic season this Monday, April 5, at former Greater Boston League rival Arlington.
“The weather has been rainy and when it hasn’t been raining, it’s been cold,” said Poste, whose team journeyed to Plainville on Saturday to take part in a pre season Jamboree with 20 other teams in which the Lady Crimson Tide played three, hour- long games against three different opponents.
“We played well at times, but we also made a lot of mental mistakes,” said Poste. “We have a young team and a lot of new players, so we’re still a work in progress.”
One area where Poste does not have a question mark is on the pitcher’s mound, where returning hurlers Michelle Zullo, a junior, and Stephanie Chaves, a senior, will handle the pitching chores.
The other half of the Lady Crimson Tide battery will see Rachel Pierce, a returning veteran, manning the all important catching position behind the plate.
Other returnees from last year’s squad which posted a highly successful 15-7 record, including a victory in the post season state tourney, include Amanda Ray, Sam Rebello, Taylor Sweeney, Kristy Welch, and Tori Cyrus.
Newcomers to the varsity team include seniors Ally Battaglia and Kristian Faia and Alea Martinelli, Erin McLaughlin, Janyne Sierra, Brianna Uga, Francesca Perrault, and Nicole Flores.
Assuming that the weather and field conditions improve to allow for the season opener to go ahead on Monday, Poste and her crew will host former GBL rival Revere on Thursday.