Three Goshen High School seniors signed letters of intent to continue their education and athletic careers at college in the fall.
Blake Albanese, Korianne Moore and Joseph Schatz signed their college acceptance letters in front of family and friends during a ceremony in their honor on March 14. Each of them thanked their families, coaches, teachers and friends for their support and helping them to succeed.
“This accomplishment requires a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication on the part of these young student-athletes, and as they each close this chapter in their career, we take a look back and celebrate some of their triumphs as a Gladiator,” said Director of Athletics Matthew O’Brien. “Today is a day that is somewhat bittersweet for our kids and for our families because it signifies the end of their time here with us, but it also signifies the beginning of a new chapter in their life and career as a student-athlete and what will hopefully be the opening of many new doors for them.”
Blake has been swimming competitively since the age of 6. He is one of the few original members of the program as he was on the team in the very first inaugural season back in 2015. As a five-time Varsity swimmer and a two-time Varsity diver, Blake has qualified for sections all five years. In his Junior year, Blake took third place in the county and eighth place in Section IX in the 100-meter Breaststroke. Currently, Blake is seeded #1 in the breaststroke – and that has all of us feeling good about his chances at making the state championships this year.
Blake will attend Babson College where he will major in business and entrepreneurship. He is the son of Janet and Christopher Albanese of Middletown.
Korianne Moore is another member of the inaugural Varsity Swimming and Diving Team in 2015. In her five years as a member of the team, Korianne managed to be a section qualifier and finalist in every single year. Last year she qualified for states. She is a two-time captain of the time, leading her team to a Division championship in the fall.
Korianne will attend the University of New England in the fall and will double major in marine sciences and animal behavior. She is the daughter of Brenda and Corey Moore of Goshen.
Joe Schatz has had a bat in his hand since he could walk. As a former captain of his travel ball team, Joe will have the opportunity to be a senior co-captain for the Gladiators in 2020. As a sophomore, Joe was named an Under-Armour Baseball Factory player, getting to travel the country to places like Baltimore and Pirate City, the spring training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Joe has trained with Major League coaches and competed against some of the best high school baseball players in the country.
Joseph will attend Alfred State College in the fall. He is the son of Cathleen and Jonathan Schatz of Campbell Hall.