Megan LaPlante
Megan LaPlante

Megan LaPlante, a 2016 graduate of Chatfield High School, is a returning letter winner for the Luther College women’s basketball program, which begins the 2017-18 season Nov. 15.           

LaPlante is the daughter of Steve and Cindy LaPlante of Chatfield. Luther College, a four-year liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA) located in Decorah, has been a member of the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) since 1922.

Luther head coach Amanda Bailey returns nine letter winners that include three starters from last year’s squad that posted an overall record of 17-10. The Norse finished second in the Iowa Conference with a mark of 12-4.

Coach Bailey begins her seventh year at the helm of the basketball program. During her tenure she has compiled a record of 90-69, led the Norse to the 2016 Iowa Conference championship. In 2015, Luther won the Iowa Conference Tournament and qualified for the NCAA III National Tournament.

The Norse will begin the 2017-18 campaign at home on Wednesday, Nov. 15, against Macalester College of St. Paul, Minnesota, at 7 p.m.

All home basketball games will be available via video stream free of charge at http://portal.stretchinternet.com/luther/ on the Luther College Athletics website.