Here is Hannah McNulty, the first girl to play on a boy’s high school basketball team, giving some of her teammates “the business” in the locker room. :)
She had played for the Stowe’s girls high school team for three years, but for her senior year, due to injuries and academic ineligibilities, Stowe couldn’t field a girls basketball team this year. She could either give up basketball, transfer to another school (where under Vermont rules, she could have only played JV) or try out for the boy’s team. After 3 games, the coach made her a starter and she’s been a start ever since.
She also was the goalie for Stowe’s girls soccer team which won a state championship. She’ll be playing both soccer AND basketball in college at Suffolk University.
It seems like I just keep having great sports stories to share in the last couple of weeks.
First, it was about Justine Seigal getting to be the first woman to pitch MLB batting practice.
Then about Rachel Hale, the first girl to win a state high school Wrestling championship in Vermont (only the third ever).
Then about Marti Sementelli and Ghezeleh Sailors, the first two women to face each other as starting pitchers in a high school baseball game.
And today, it’s about Hannah McNulty, a girl from Stowe, Vermont who is the first girl to ever play on a boy’s high school basketball team. And she’s not just on the bench, but also a starter, averaging 5.2 points a game.
That Superman, what a cheater!