Resolution J3931-2011

Congratulating the East High School Varsity Girls Basketball Team upon the occasion of capturing the New York State Class A Championship

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  • Apr 18, 2012: ADOPTED
  • Apr 4, 2012: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the East High School Varsity Girls
Basketball  Team upon the occasion of capturing the New York State Class
A Championship

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports  can  be  achieved
only  through strenuous practice, team play and team spirit, nurtured by
dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and
  WHEREAS, Athletic competition enhances the moral and physical develop-
ment of the young people of this State, preparing them for the future by
instilling in them the value of  teamwork,  encouraging  a  standard  of
healthy living, imparting a desire for success and developing a sense of
fair play and competition; and
  WHEREAS,  On  Saturday,  March  17,  2012,  at Hudson Valley Community
College in Troy, New York, the 2011-12 East High  School  Varsity  Girls
Basketball  Team captured the New York State Public High School Athletic
Association Class A title by defeating Averill Park by a score of 43-35;
and
  WHEREAS, The Class A championship won by the 2011-12 East High  School
Varsity  Girls  Basketball  Team was the first-ever girls basketball New
York State championship captured by a  Rochester  City  School  District
team; and
  WHEREAS,  In  the  competition  leading up to the Class A championship
game, the East High School Varsity Girls Basketball Team defeated Pitts-
ford-Mendon on March 2, 2012, by a score of 51-48 to win the  Section  5
title;  it  defeated Grand Island of Section 6 in the quarterfinals, and
Section 11's John H. Glenn High School by a score of 66-49 in the  semi-
final contest; and
  WHEREAS,  The 2011-12 East High School Varsity Girls Basketball Team's
overall record was an outstanding 21-3; its regular season record was  a
perfect  10-0  in  the Rochester City league; after beginning the season
with a record of 1-3, the team won 20 straight games en route to the New
York State Championship; and
  WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by this team is  due  in  great
part to the efforts of Head Coach Mario Velazquez, and Assistant Coaches
Lisa  Turchetti  and  Ken  Sutton,  skilled  and  inspirational mentors,
respected for their ability to develop potential into excellence; and
  WHEREAS, The team's  overall  record  is  outstanding,  and  the  team
members  were  loyally  and  enthusiastically supported by family, fans,
friends and the community at large; and
  WHEREAS, The hallmarks of the 2011-12 East High School  Varsity  Girls
Basketball Team, from the opening game of the season to participation in
league  play and in the New York State Public High School Athletic Asso-
ciation Tournament were  a  sisterhood  of  athletic  ability,  of  good
sportsmanship,  of  honor  and  of scholarship, demonstrating that these
team players are second to none; and
  WHEREAS, Athletically and academically, the team members  have  proven
themselves to be an unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favor-
ably on their school and community; and
  WHEREAS,  Head  Coach  Mario  Velazquez,  and  Assistant  Coaches Lisa
Turchetti and Ken Sutton, have done a superb job in guiding, molding and
inspiring the 2011-12 East High School  Varsity  Girls  Basketball  Team
members toward their goals; and
  WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment;  Head  Coach Mario Velazquez, and Assistant Coaches Lisa
Turchetti and Ken Sutton; and the 2011-12 East High School Varsity Girls
Basketball Team's outstanding athletes have clearly made a  contribution

to  the  spirit of excellence which is a tradition of their school; now,
therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the 2011-12 East High School Varsity Girls Basketball Team,
its members and Head Coach Mario Velazquez, and Assistant  Coaches  Lisa
Turchetti  and  Ken  Sutton on their New York State Class A Championship
and their outstanding season; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the members and coaching  staff  of  the  2011-12  East  High
School Varsity Girls Basketball Team.

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