“Elaine was a tremendous athlete and was a tough, fiery competitor,” former O-State basketball and softball coach Don Flewelling said in a statement. “She had a brilliant mind and could teach the fundamentals. She built a powerhouse at UMass.”
Visitation hours for Sortino will run from 4-8 p.m. today at Douglas Funeral Home at 87 North Pleasant St. in Amherst, Mass. Her funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Brigid’s Parish Community at 122 North Pleasant St.