Culotta completed her first season with the Mustangs in 2017. She led the team to nine wins after the team graduated four of the top five hitters from the season prior. Culotta recorded her first career coaching win with a 15-5 walk-off victory versus Minn.-Morris.
In her first season, Culotta had three players named to the all-conference teams, including a second team all-conference selection.
Prior to Stevenson, Culotta spend the previous five seasons serving as an assistant coach at her alma mater and Division I UMBC.
Culotta joined the staff at UMBC in June 2011 following a standout playing career with the Retrievers and was elevated to full-time status in January, 2012. She worked primarily with the team’s hitting as well as the outfielders. During her tenure in Catonsville, she helped coach a total of 19 America East All-Conference selections, including Taylor Hall, the league’s Co-Rookie of the Year. UMBC made a pair of America East Championship appearances, most recently in 2016.
As a senior at UMBC, Culotta was named America East All-Conference after batting .384 with nine home runs, 33 runs batted in and 37 runs scored. She ranked in the top five in the conference in batting average, slugging percentage (.645), on-base percentage (.506), total bases (89) and walks (32). In addition, she had nine doubles and was 10-of-12 in stolen base attempts on the season. As a senior, Culotta ranked in the top-100 in the NCAA for batting average (96th) and walks (53rd), as well as the top-50 in the country in on-base percentage (41st).
Culotta is tied for eighth all-time at UMBC with 21 home runs in her four years, and she ranks sixth with 84 walks. She amassed 155 hits, 96 RBI, 25 doubles and 93 runs in 207 career games, one of 14 Retrievers to appear in at least 200 career games. Culotta served as a team captain in 2011 as a senior and was a four-time selection to the America East Academic Honor Roll.
Before coming to UMBC, Culotta was a redshirt freshman at the University of Tennessee in 2007 as the Volunteers finished as runners-up at the Women’s College World Series.
Culotta has worked at a variety of camps, staffing camps at UMBC, TNT, Towson University, Jerrad Hardin, Softball Factory and the Florida Rising Stars.
A native of Street, Md. who attended North Harford High School, Culotta graduated from UMBC in May, 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in history and political science.