Lady Tide Crowned Co-Champs of GBL

By Lorenzo Recupero

It took 6 innings and twelve runs scored in the regular-season finale against rival Somerville Thursday for Everett to snag a piece of the Greater Boston League Championship.

With the 12-0 shutout powered by standout senior pitcher Celeste Fuccillo (6 Ks), the Lady Tide improved to 16-4 overall (12-2 league record), earning a share of the 2022 GBL Championship with Lynn Classical, a team that has beaten them to the title several times in recent years.

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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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Lady Tide ramps up for GBL tourney

Kayley Rossi raps a hit against Somerville at Glendale Park on May 27, 2021. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)


Riding a 2-game win streak, the Lady Tide are above .500 for the first time this season.

With shutout wins over Malden (16-0) and Chelsea (15-0), they’re now sitting at 3-2 ahead of the GBL’s inter-league tournament scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at Revere.

The Everett bats and pitchers have heated up during the win streak, posting 31 runs and allowing none during the frame. In the June 2 in over Malden, Celeste Fuccillo led the way with 7 K’s over five innings and in the June 3 win over Chelsea sophomore Kristi Skane provided 4 innings of relief that included 10 K’s.

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Tide softball snares first win of the season

Fuccillo leads way toppling Somerville 7-6

Everett High’s Celeste Fuccillo fires a pitch against Somerville. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)


Behind a note-worthy performance on the mound from junior pitcher Celeste Fuccillo, the Lady Tide picked up their first win of the season, topping Somerville 7-6 in the ninth inning.

A three-year starter for Everett, Fuccillo came into the match having surrendered 8 earned runs to Medford High School in the May 26 loss (14-2), but it was her bounce-back performance that stole the show and helped the Tide eke out the win.

“Celeste pitched an amazing game,” said Crimson Tide Head Coach Stacy Poste-Schiavo, who watched her ace fan 14 batters on the day. “After the Medford game, we told her she needed to lay off the outside pitches because when they came around late, they were getting a piece of the ball. She adjusted and as a result, she had 14 strikeouts and only 5 hits,” said Poste.

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Softball drops opener in thrilling last at bat


Crimson Tide softball opened the season Monday, coming up just short as rival Revere High School pulled off the come-from-behind victory on their home field.

Tied, 4-4, in the seventh inning, with two strikes and two outs and a man on second base, Revere hit a timely double to drive in the winning run.

Revere opened the game with a first inning home run off of Celeste Fuccillo to take the lead before the Lady Tide (0-1) stormed back with a 4-run third inning, powered by senior Macayla Bessler’s 2-run double that scored runners Haley Oteri and Kayley Rossi. Bessler also scored a run of her own on a passed ball in the inning.

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