A History Of Everett Athletes In The National Football League

*Prior to the inaugural NFL Draft in 1936, teams were allowed to pick available players on a waivers system.

1920, Ray Trowbridge — Cleveland Tigers 1920, Fred Sweetland — Akron Pros 1920, George Brickley — Cleveland Tigers 1920, Pike Johnson — Akron Pros

1920, Al Pierotti — Akron Pros

1929, Art Dorfman — Buffalo Bisons

1934, Johnny Dell Isola – New York Giants

1945, Mario Gianelli — Boston Yanks (round 20, pick 201)

1946, Rudy Ramboli — Boston Yanks (undrafted)

1950, Ralph Pasquariell — Los Angelas Rams (round 1, pick 9)

1960, Rick Sapienza— New York Titans (expansion team)

1960, Robert Marques — New York Titans (expansion team)

1967, Bobby Leo – Boston Patriots (7th round, pick 180)

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A View From The Sideline

By Lorenzo Recupero

Legendary former Everett High School Head Coach John DiBiaso has coached-up many great athletes during his numerous super bowl victories at the helm for the Crimson Tide.

In his final act as head coach at EHS, he helped lead newly-drafted NFL athletes Lewis Cine and Isaiah Likely to back-to-back state championships as teammates in 2016 and 2017.

That’s why watching the duo get picked in the NFL’s 2022 draft class is no surprise to DiBiaso.

“Cine is extremely gifted,” said DiBiaso, who recalled a conversation with Boston Herald reporter Danny Ventura during Cine’s freshman year at EHS in which he declared Cine had a chance to make it to the NFL. “It got a few laughs at the time, but I saw [greatness] then,” said Dibiaso. “Cine is extremely fast, with cat-like reflexes,” he said.

Isaiah Likely garnered equal praise from his former coach.

“He has tremendous potential,” said DiBiaso. “He has such great hands. I don’t think I ever saw him drop a pass, not in practice or in a game,” said Dibs while likening Likely’s skillset to that of another EHS alum turned NFL star, Dan Ross, who was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals.

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From EHS to NFL

By Lorenzo Recupero

Lewis Cine

The National Football League 2022 Draft culminated on but not without some of Everett High’s brightest football stars being picked for their chance to shine in the big leagues.

Everett alumni Lewis Cine and Isaiah Likely, former teammates and back-to-back Division 1 State Champions in 2016 and 2017, were both called for their opportunity at the next level.

Cine, a hard-hitting safety who helped the Georgia Bulldogs win a national championship in January, was a highly touted defensive prospect and was grabbed in the first round (32 overall) by the Minnesota Vikings. Pegged as a brilliant and pleasant young man with the smarts to lead any defense, the Vikings are said to have signed Cine for just over 12.4 million dollars, which means they realize what he will bring to their organization. His NFL Combine performance of 6.57 three-cone is one of the fastest in Combine history, and it ranks in the 97th percentile, which makes his services a real weapon for the Vikings. His speed and down-hill aggression make him a fearsome defender, especially in blitzing situations.

Likely, a big and speedy tight-end that opened eyes while at Coastal Carolina, was picked in the fourth round (139 overall) by the Baltimore Ravens.

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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.

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Crimson Tide, Fuccillo Open Season with a W

April 4: Everett High School softball coach Stacy Poste-Schiavo high-fives her team after a quick inning against Malden High School. (Photo By Jim Mahoney)

By Lorenzo Recupero

Behind a masterful performance on the mound, Everett High School senior pitcher Celeste Fuccillo powered the Crimson Tide to their first win of the season Monday, a 7-0 shutout of rival Malden High School.

Fuccillo’s 7 inning no-hitter included just three walks and 12 fanned batters.

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