Two Cohoes seniors on Wednesday signed celebratory letters to continue their athletic careers next year at the collegiate level.
Megan LaPlante signed a celebratory letter to attend and play softball at Sage College, where she plans to major in health sciences.
LaPlante played four seasons on the varsity softball team as a catcher and outfielder. She was part of the 2017 team that won the Class B and regional championships and went on to play in the state semifinal.
LaPlante excelled off the field as well, ranking tenth in the class of 2020 with a GPA of 94.09.
Hannah Ragule signed a celebratory letter to attend and run track and field at Nazareth College, where she plans to major in physical therapy on a pre-med track.
Ragule was a three-sport athlete, competing on the varsity indoor and outdoor track and field teams and soccer team. She owns school records in the triple jump (35’ 9 3/4”) and the pentathlon (2,652 points), both of which had stood for more than 25 years.
In track and field, Ragule was a key part of relay teams that won numerous sectional championships. The 2018 4×100 team placed sixth at states. Ragule was a sectional champion in the 4×100, 4×400 and triple jump in her senior season.
In her varsity soccer career, Ragule netted 30 goals and 16 assists. She was named a Colonial Council Second Team All-Star this season.
Academically, Ragule is the class valedictorian with an overall GPA of 97.9.