Zarrella led a pair of undefeated gymnastics teams during her time as a
Spartan, capturing four All-Star honors. She was named to the Globe
All-Scholastic gymnastics team twice and the Boston Herald
All-Scholastic team in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons.
“Maria came in here as a
freshman and took command of the Middlesex League,” said Zarrela’s
gymnastics coach, Cindy Carbone Hart. “She took the All-Around title as
a freshman from a senior and never looked back.”
Zarrella was also a cheerleader
in the fall and excelled in the 100M dash, 4X100 relay, long jump and
high jump during the spring track season. She was named a Middlesex
League All-Star her senior year.
She earned High School
All-American honors after her senior year, and spent three more years on
the gymnastics team at Northeastern University, where she earned ECAC
Maria resides in Stoneham.