Mrs. 300 — and Counting

Crimson Tide third baseman Alexa Uga fires a throw back to starting pitcher Celeste Fuccillo after an out against Lynn Classical April 16. (Photo By Jim Mahoney)

By Lorenzo Recupero

In her 25th season coaching softball, it is clear all Crimson Tide Head Coach Stacy Poste-Schiavo knows how to do is win. With the Crimson Tide’s 21-1 Greater Boston League win over Somerville at Glendale Park on Patriot’s Day, Poste-Schiavo earned her 300th career coaching victory.

Starting pitchers Celeste Fuccillo and Kristi Skane continued their hot start to the season, providing a powerful one-two punch for the Lady Tide (4-2). Fuccillo’s second no-hitter (7 strikeouts) and Skane’s 5th-inning home run helped pave the way to Poste-Schiavo’s milestone.

“I’m happy it was at home so our family, friends, and community members could experience it with me,” said Poste-Schiavo, who took photos on the field while holding her honorary 300th win plaque alongside her husband and father following the game.

“I can’t take all this credit myself,” said a humbled Schiavo, who was greeted by a large crowd of supporters. “My assistant coaches and players throughout my career are the backbone to this milestone. My coaches growing up, including my Dad, that I respected have molded me and have influenced my approach to coaching … I have built lasting friendships years after the players leave and that to me is more important than wins,” she said.

Coaching in her 9th season, assistant Jen Nigro, also an Everett High School grad, has played an integral role in EHS’ recent softball successes, and Poste-Schiavo is grateful for her support.

“I do have to give a huge thank you to my assistant now. She played with me in high school and has been by my side for the past 9 seasons and I’m glad she was able to experience this milestone with me”, said Schiavo. In her time at the helm for EHS, Poste-Schiavo has guided her teams to 22 state tournament berths.

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