When Everett High Director of Athletics Tammy Turner heard that the MIAA had voted to start the spring season on May 4, she said she was pleased that the organization had kept the door open rather than canceling the season outright.
Turner conceded that the issue will have to be revisited again depending on whether Gov. Baker extends his order to keep schools closed beyond May 4.
“We’re all living in the day-to-day process, but I think that everyone wants at least the seniors to have a shot at spring sports, so I think it’s good that we’re trying to get it in,” said Turner.
The second-year leader of the EHS athletic program, Turner is hopeful that the seniors can play out their final seasons as Crimson Tide athletes,
Turner will be participating in a virtual meeting with other Greater Boston League ADs Thursday to discuss the scheduling of league games and competing for GBL titles in each sport.
“The MIAA has stated that we need to schedule at least eight and no more than 12 games for State Tournament qualification,” related Turner.
The State Tournament could proceed until June 27 under the new MIAA guidelines.
Everett has spring programs for baseball, softball, boys lacrosse, boys and girls tennis, boys and girls track, and crew.
Two of the teams will have coaches making their varsity head coaching debuts. Joe Levine is the new head baseball coach while Anthony Cucinotti is the new boys lacrosse coach.
“For a lot of the seniors, the spring season is their season, so I’m really hoping we can get the season in,” said Turner.
Among the athletes looking to conclude a brilliant track career is senior Carolann Cardinale, who has signed a letter of intent to attend Division 1 UMass/Amherst.