Hopkinton’s Marissa Prall recently landed a job as a graduate assistant coach for the women’s basketball team at Western New England University in Springfield. After three years on the Hopkinton High School varsity, Prall went on to play at Regis College in Weston. As a senior last season, she was a captain and starting guard for the first nine games of the season, averaging 4.8 points per game, before she tore her ACL, ending her college playing career.
Prall was a two-time Academic All-Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) selection and a member of the GNAC’s All-Sportsmanship Team in 2019.
In the spring, she took part in the NCAA’s “So You Want To Be A Coach” program during the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Convention in Minneapolis, site of the Division 1 Women’s Final Four. She was one of 61 student-athletes nationwide to be selected for the two-day workshop.
Prall earned a degree in sports management with a minor in athletic coaching.
Powers shines at Bay State Games
Recent Hopkinton High School graduate Kate Powers took home two first-place medals at last month’s Bay State Games, winning the hammer and discus. Powers, who is headed to the University of Kentucky, set a meet record in the discus.
The following weekend, Powers broke her state high school hammer record with a heave of 161 feet, 1/4 inch at the USA Track & Field-New England championships at Regis College. She finished second in the hammer and first in the discus.