MORNING SENTINEL GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Shaw proves she's a star in basketball, too

Sport: Basketball (Girls)

Posted: March 31st, 2012 by Tom Nolette

By Matt DiFilippo  

For years, people have known Marissa Shaw could be something special as a field hockey player. Shaw will be playing that sport at the University of Maine this fall, but this winter was more evidence that she's something special as a basketball player as well.

"Everyone talked about her as a field hockey player coming up through -- even from middle school," Nokomis girls basketball coach Kori Dionne said. "I've coached her in basketball since she was in seventh grade. I talked to her when I think there was a push to get her to concentrate more on field hockey. I said, 'Do what makes you happy, but you're a pretty darn good basketball player.' "

Shaw was at her best in leading Nokomis to an undefeated regular season this winter. Although her stats were held down because Nokomis had a lot of blowouts, Shaw still averaged 12.0 points, 10.2 rebounds, 4.0 steals and 2.1 assists per game.

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