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Bri Frongillo of Hopedale to participate in August Hoop Challenge  A Shot for Life is a fundraiser for health and cancer research initiatives

A Shot For Life is pleased to announce the roster of our ninth annual A Shot For Life Challenge in Massachusetts. 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”. Thanks to their continued generosity, the ASFL Challenge will once again be held at the Starland Sportsplex in Hanover on August 7th. Funds raised by the A Shot For Life Challenge benefit the Dr. Curry Research Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital. 

Among the 16 girls and 17 boys participating is Bri Frongillo of Hopedale.  

Our ASFL Challenge is unique in that it involves the top talent in a given state. A Shot For Life (‘ASFL’) is a sports-based non-profit organization that funds health and cancer research initiatives.  Through sports-based initiatives, community in-person events, and online activities, ASFL meaningfully engages and unites communities, inspires hope and teaches community leadership.

It is a very competitive process to be chosen as an A Shot For Life shooter. We select 16 players total from a pool of every player in the NEPSAC and the MIAA. The roster is a rollover roster similar to a high school team. There are a different number of available roster spots on an annual basis. 

We not only scout all prospective shooters closely, but we also look for people of great character. We are extremely proud of the 2020 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 spend 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 off of the court. Many of our first time ASFL Challenge selections have shown great initiative in getting involved with our organization. We are proud they are now forever a part of A Shot For Life. 

To donate to the A Shot For Life Challenge please follow this link.

“We’re excited to welcome so many players back this summer. The ASFL Family program is a rollover roster similar to a high school team, but it only works if the players make it work. We can’t say thank you enough to all of these athletes that selflessly use their talent to better the lives of others through ASFL. We’re also putting this logo on some new players that replaced our seniors, they are all extremely talented on the floor but more importantly we are confident that they are great people off of the floor. As much as ASFL has grown as an organization, it has also grown as a community and we are thrilled to grow that community through the additions to the ASFL Family Program”


Nate Amado (Whitman-Hanson)

Aaron Cooley (Beaver Country Day)

Alex Karaban (IMG Academy)

Mike Loughnane (BC High)

James McGowan (Westwood)

Trevor Mullin (St. Sebastian’s)

Marvin Musiime-Kamali (Cushing Academy)

Joe Nugent (Tabor Academy)

Max Poulton (Rivers)

TJ Power (Worcester Academy)

Matt Price (Kimball Union)

George Smith (Brooks)

Kyle Squires (NMH)

Robbie Stankard (Phillips Exeter)

Sam Stevens (Williston Northampton)

Keegan Sullivan (Scituate)

Gianni Thompson (Brimmer & May)


Lauren Beach (Medway)

Shay Bollin (Bridgewater-Raynham)

Avery Burns (Deerfield Academy)

Bri Frongillo (Hopedale)

Kayla Lezama (Noble & Greenough)

Jen Martin (Bradford Christian Academy)

Kenzie Matulonis (Bridgewater-Raynham)

Avery O’Connor (Dedham)

Blake O’Grady (Dexter Southfield)

Megan Olbrys (Norwood)

Grace Oliver (Norwell)

Maria Ollivierre (Beaver Country Day)

Olivia Quinn (Franklin)

Nariah Scott (Tabor Academy)

Madison Shaker (Needham)

Tatum Shaw (Andover)