The Athletics Department at North Colonie Central School District inducted six individuals to the Shaker Athletic Hall of Fame for 2022 at an event held August 4 at Wolferts Roost Country Club.
Robert was a varsity athlete from 1970-1972, participating in football, basketball, and tennis. He was a Suburban Council and Section 2 Singles Champion in 1971 and 1972. Robert was the NYS Champion in Hard Court and Clay Court in 1972, and received the Most Valuable Player award in 1972. After high school, he attended the U.S. Naval Academy.
Cat played Varsity Tennis spanning from 7th to 12th grade. She was a Section II Champion 2009-2011, while also qualifying for NYSPHSAA Championships from 2007-2011. After graduation in 2012, Cat attended University at Albany for two years before transferring to Geneseo, where she was undefeated and holds records for singles wins in a season. Cat graduated Geneseo in 2016 and went on to Albany Law School in 2019.
Sean began his football career in 7th grade. He was so motivated at a young age that when he made the Varsity Football team in 2012, he did not disappoint. He was an integral part of winning the Sectional Championship that year, and every year after that he put his heart and soul into the sport and the team. After graduating Shaker, he went on to RPI to play football, where he played all four years earning All-League and All-Region accolades.
Greg was a member of the lacrosse team from 1985 -1987 and the Football team from 1985-1986. He was a very talented lacrosse player, and was a part of the teams that won a Sectional title in 1985 and 1987. He was an excellent midfielder, using his speed to his advantage. After graduating Shaker in 1987, Greg went to attend Hudson Valley Community College where he was First Team Junior College All-American in 1989.He later attended St. John’s University where he was a starting midfielder.
Michael was a part of indoor and outdoor track & field programs from 7th to 12th grade, as well as participating in cross country and soccer during his time at Shaker. He was a very talented and versatile athlete. Michael was an outstanding triple jumper, intermediate hurdler and mid-distance runner. He was a Sectional Champion, State Qualifier and record holder in several events in his career at Shaker. After graduation, he attended Cornell University where he excelled in the track & field program.
Marbry coached for 42 years, with 126 consecutive seasons as the varsity head of cross country (a program she started), gymnastics, and outdoor track & field. She continues to serve as state coordinator for two of these programs. Throughout her career, she had countless state qualifiers and was named Coach of the Year on several occasions. Aside from the accolades, Coach Gransle made immeasurable contributions to the lives of many of her athletes and their families.