EHS softball set to open on Monday
The weather forecasters have been fond of saying that March has become the new February. But it also would seem that April has become the new January.
With the playing fields soggy, the temperatures below freezing, and the precipitation of the snowflake variety, the spring sports season has yet to get underway in full swing, with most of the athletic teams relegated to indoor training.
The situation has been such that the MIAA has extended the end of the season by a week, from May 29 to June 4, for purposes of allowing schools to complete their full schedules.
For the Everett High softball team, spring has yet to have sprung.
“We haven’t been able to get on a field yet, but have been sharing time with the baseball and track teams at the stadium turf and utilizing the batting cages at the gym,” said EHS head coach Stacey Poste.
Among the key returning Lady Crimson Tide are senior captain and outfielder Kloey Cardillo, senior outfielder Izzy Bourouis, junior catcher Kaylee Nearen,
sophomore infielder Maddy Duraes, and sophomore pitchers Ariana Garay and Veronica Bento.
Among the new girls for the 2018 varsity squad are seniors Lexi Bartolomeo, Alexis Castigliego, Madison Cifra, Kayla Farrell, Tiffany Quintanilla, Madison Williams, and Kiana Wilkerson and freshmen Maddy Smith and Ashley Fitzgerald.
Poste and her crew are hopeful that conditions will improve for the season to get underway Monday at Saugus. They then are scheduled to make the long trek to Gloucester next Wednesday.
Everett will compete once again in the Northeastern Conference. Although the
NEC has been divided into North and South Divisions, every team will play all 15 NEC foes once, with the cross-division games counting in the standings for each division.