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Mustangs hire Culotta as softball coach

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Former UMBC standout and assistant coach Julia Culotta has been hired as the head coach of the Stevenson softball team for the 2017 season. Former Mustangs coach Joey Lye was hired to head MACC conference rival Lebanon Valley in June, creating the opening. Culotta served five seasons under long-time Retriever head coach Joe French at her alma mater.

While at UMBC, Culotta helped in revitalizing the program, working mostly with the team’s hitting and outfielders. During her first years at UMBC she help develop players to 19 All-Conference honors, in addition to Taylor Hall being named the America East Co-Rookie of the Year in 2012.

UMBC hit .273 as a team last year. In 2015 the Retrievers posted a .289 batting average, their highest since 2007 and a .378 on-base percentage, their highest since 2006.

The Retrievers went to the America East Championships each of the past two years.

Culotta also worked numerous sophomore camps at UMBC, TNT, Towson and the Florida Rising Star.

Stevenson went 17-26 last season with an even conference record and appeared in the MACC playoffs.

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