Mike Carlacci, who took the Pearl River Pirates to a state title almost three years ago, has stepped down as the head coach of the Pirates.
My colleague Brian Heyman has the story: Mike Carlacci steps down
Coach Carlacci was one of the highest respected high school softball coaches, not only in Rockland County and Section 1, but throughout the entire state. His legacy speaks for itself. He will truly be missed. Will be interested in seeing how this will impact Pearl River’s upcoming season. Yes, they have a tremendous amount of returning talent and talent certainly plays heavily into winning games, but so does excellent coaching.
I always thought he was a great coach. He always remained calm but kept a disciplined team. His record speaks for himself. I enjoyed watching him coach.
This certainly will not be good for Pearl River softball. It will surely soften them up a little for the other top teams in section one.
Just read on the Journal News that Pearl River High School has named a New Varsity Coach. Someone who played her high school ball out on Long Island and also played for Cortland State. She only has about 2 years or so of Varsity Softball Experience. It sounds like she is very excited about the upcoming season and is saying all the right things. Only can wish her the best of luck this upcoming season.
It will certainly will be an interesting season for the Lady Pirates. Beacon is coming off of winning the Section 1 Class A Championship and with their Pithcer back and Miss. Echi, who impressed a number of people last year also returning, they have to be considered the favorite. Tappan Zee has their All Section Pitcher returning and you also have other schools such as Harrison and Brewster who are traditional strong as well
Looking forward to seeing the gloves and bats getting dusted off in a week or two as spring practices start.
Good luck to all of the teams this upcoming season
I’m sure Pearl River will be a contender for the section crown again this year. I wanted to thank the trainer who helped our SS last year return to the game after being injured. She ended up driving in the tying run and sparked a sectional run that led to Beacon’s 1st championship in over 20 years. Good luck to all the teams this season and Go Bulldogs!
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