Elaine Sortino Visitation & Funeral Service Dates/Times
Visitation and funeral services for Massachusetts head softball coach Elaine Sortino will take place this Thursday and Friday in Amherst.
Visitation hours for will be held on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at Douglas Funeral Home at 87 North Pleasant Street in Amherst. The funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Brigid's Parish Community at 122 North Pleasant Street in Amherst.
Ample parking for those attending either event is available in the Town of Amherst's Boltwood Garage, located just behind the funeral home and a short walk across North Pleasant Street to the church.
A burial service will follow at Holy Rosary Cemetery on Huntington Road in Hadley, Mass.
All three services are open to the public.
One of the all-time great coaches in collegiate softball, Sortino coached 34 seasons at UMass, where she compiled a 1,185-508-6 (.705) record, led the Minutewomen to 21 NCAA Tournament appearances and three trips to the WCWS. She who was the third-winningest active NCAA Division I coach at the conclusion of the 2013 campaign and led the Minutewomen to 23 Atlantic 10 regular-season titles and 23 tournament championships. Her 1,185 wins placed her eighth inNCAA history and seventh all-time among Division I ranks.
Over the years, Sortino coached a Honda Award winner, an Olympic Gold Medalist, three USA and Canadian National Team members, 21 All-America selections, 15 A-10 Players of the Year, 18 A-10 Pitchers of the Year, nine A-10 Rookies of theYear and 133 all-conference selections.