EHS athletics set to spring into action
The 2019 spring sports season for Everett High athletic teams swings into high gear this week.
The EHS boys and girls outdoor track & field teams are set to kick off their seasons tomorrow (Thursday) with a meet at Lynn Classical.
The boys lacrosse squad gets underway this coming Monday, hosting Winthrop.
The baseball team also will open its season Monday when the Crimson Tide make the short trek up Rt. 93 to Winchester.
Coach Stacy Poste and her softball team will open their 2019 campaign this Tuesday at Melrose.
“The pre-season has been great, since there have not been storms keeping us from going outside,” said Poste. “We have been lucky enough to have access to Sacramone Field (turf) while the parks department works on our fields.
“We had a scrimmage Friday against Rockport, which allowed us to see some great swings from the team and we got to see what we need to go over with some of the returning players and new players with new positions,” Poste added.
The 2019 edition of the Lady Crimson Tide will be led by senior captain Kaylee Nearen, who has been the team’s starting catcher for four years.
Nearen will be calling the pitches for a pair of strong pitchers, returning junior Ariana Garay and freshman Celeste Fuccillo.
Other returning members of the team include junior shortstop Maddy Duraes, junior second baseman Veronica Bento, sophomore third baseman Maddy Smith, and sophomore outfielder/catcher Ashley Fitzgerald.
Seniors new to the team for 2019 are Yalixa Colon, Sidney Hennessey, and Rachel Zullo. Also coming up from the junior varsity are juniors Ashley Yebba and Elizabeth Peach, sophomore twins Makayla and Alyssa Bessler, and fellow sophomore Haley Oteri.
“Coach Nigro and I are excited to see the team in full swing and to see what they are capable of doing once we start playing games,” said Poste. “I think we have a very talented team and I have no doubt it will be a great season for us. This is a great group of girls and many play year-round together, so it makes it easier for them to mesh well. A mix of both new and veteran experience will definitely benefit this program.”
The EHS boys and girls tennis teams will swing into action on Monday, April 15 against Revere.