A Shot for Life announces roster

Press Release | Saturday, June 17th, 2017

A Shot for Life announces roster

A Shot For Life, Inc. is pleased to announce the roster of our fifth annual A Shot For Life Challenge. The event is a hybrid of a highly competitive basketball shooting competition and a fundraiser. The winner of the A Shot For Life Challenge is officially named “The Best Shooter in Massachusetts” and their jersey number will be retired on the wall overlooking our court at the facility that holds our main office. Thanks to their incredible generosity, the ASFL Challenge will once again be held at the University Sports Complex in Hanover on August 5th. The funds raised by the A Shot For Life Challenge benefit the Dr. Curry Research Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital as well as Children’s Hospital.

While we have many events that are open to players of all ages and skill levels, our ASFL Challenge is unique in that it utilizes the very top talent in Massachusetts exclusively.

It is a competitive process to be chosen as an A Shot For Life shooter. We not only scout all prospective shooters closely, but we also look for people of great character. We are extremely proud of the 2017 roster as we welcome many new players into the A Shot For Life family. All of the participants involved in the A Shot For Life Challenge have committed to spending a significant amount of time and energy to raise money for brain cancer research. Their excitement and willingness to do so speaks volumes about who they are as people. Once again we will be holding a dunk contest after the Girls’ and Boys’ divisions compete. We will announce our dunk contest lineup at a later time.

“We’re very excited to welcome in a lot of new faces to the ASFL Family, probably our biggest roster overhaul since the inception of the ASFL Family program in 2013. These players are joining a long list of great players that came before them and great players that will come after them. All of the players in our program must qualify on the floor first and foremost. Additionally, all of our players go through an interview process before we select the roster. We’re putting this logo on a lot of incredibly talented players but more importantly we’re putting this logo on a bunch of really great people. I’m proud that from this point on they will be representing our organization, our alumni, and our mission.”
- Mike Slonina, CEO and Founder of A Shot For Life, Inc.

Boys Roster:

Noah Fernandes (Tabor Academy)
Calvin Whipple (Northfield Mount Hermon)
Jordan Mello-Klein (Thayer Academy)
Ethan Wright (Newton North)
Thomas Shaughnessy (Needham)
Travis Evee (BC High)
Nick Timberlake (Braintree)
Brendan Hoban (Millbrook)
Carl Pierre (BC High)
Ulyen Coleman (Catholic Memorial)
Tyler Aronson (Rivers)
Kyle Murphy (Weston)
Colin McNamara (Arlington)
Matt Shaker (Needham)
Liam Fitzpatrick (Winchester)

Girls Roster:
Ashley Sampson (Foxboro)
Maddie Murphy (Worcester Academy)
Jenna Roche (Braintree)
Emma Forbes (Bishop Feehan)
Annabelle Larnard (Fontbonne)
Marissa Fontaine (Bishop Feehan)
Kaylin Reen (Norwood)
Keelah Dixon (Braintree)
Emma Squires (Tabor)
Maddie Mullin (Beaver Country Day)
Kendall Currence (Falmouth Academy)
Sydney Scales (Walpole)
Steph Lyons (Thayer Academy)
Marissa Gattuso (Woburn)
Cassie Caldwell (Marshfield)