Schuylerville athletes excelling
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december 4, 2012
Schuylerville students are excelling on the fields, on the courts and on the creeks....and gaining recognition for their efforts. Senior Regan Delaney, a member of the Saratoga Rowing Association (SRA), has signed with Clemson University. She started in the sport six years ago after attending a rowing camp. Regan is now part of an eight-person female team representing the SRA. She has also set herself apart for her accomplishments as an individual rower, winning state competitions four years in a row and placing third in national level competition. Clemson has awarded scholarship funds to Regan for her talents; she plans to major in physical therapy.
Seniors Luke Pumiglia and Mikaela Thomas are also receiving recognition for their accomplishments. The two were recently named as The Chronicle's Student Athletes of the Week. The Chronicle, which covers news in northern New York, gave extensive coverage to the students' sports and academic successes. For Luke, these successes include maintaining a 97 grade point average, as well as the skills he displays on the soccer, lacrosse and ski teams. He is captain of the ski team and was an integral part of the soccer team that reached semi-final play. Luke also is involved in numerous clubs and activities, including National Honor Society and the Mock Trial Team, along with volunteering for Rebuilding Together Saratoga County and Gliding Stars (the latter organization focuses on teaching handicapped youngsters to skate). He is looking at several colleges—Villanova, Johns Hopkins, Notre Dame, Cornell, to name a few; he plans to study biophysics or bioengineering.
Mikaela Thomas' prowess on the volleyball and basketball courts was highlighted by The Chronicle. Her volleyball coach, Kristen Poutre, was quoted as saying the athlete's skills mean "you never want her off the floor." Mikaela is involved with the district's Mock Trial Team and National Honor Society. She is co-president of the senior class (with Luke Pumiglia) and also devotes her time to Spanish Club and the high school yearbook. Mikaela has a 99 grade point average and has been named a National Merit Scholarship finalist. She is an accomplished singer and actor, being chosen for elite choral groups and for leading roles in both the district's drama club productions and Schuylerville Community Theater. Mikaela is also looking numerous college opportunities; she'd like to study marketing, communications or journalism.
Congratulations to Regan, Luke and Mikaela! The students' academic and athletic accomplishments make the district proud.