Resolution J4494-2013

Congratulating Josephine Pucci upon the occasion of capturing a Silver Medal as part of the United States Women's Hockey Team at Sochi, Russia

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  • Apr 29, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Apr 29, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 11, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating Josephine Pucci, of Pearl River,
New York, upon the occasion of capturing a Silver Medal as part  of  the
United  States  Women's  Hockey Team at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in
Sochi, Russia

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body  to  extend  its  full
recognition  and  grateful tribute to the athletes of New York State who
have dedicated their purposeful lives to athletic achievement and proud-
ly represented their great State and Nation in Olympic competition; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern and in full accord with  its  long-
standing  traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to congratu-
late Josephine Pucci of Pearl River, New  York,  upon  the  occasion  of
capturing  a  Silver  Medal  as part of the United States Women's Hockey
Team at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in  Sochi,  Russia,  on  Thursday,
February 20, 2014; and
  WHEREAS,  Josephine  Pucci  started ice skating when she was only five
years old; she was first interested in learning figure skating, until  a
family  Christmas  present  of  a  hockey  stick  and helmet ignited her
passion for hockey; and
  WHEREAS, Unable to find any girl's hockey  teams  in  her  area,  this
remarkable  young  woman  played  in  the highly physical boys' home and
travel leagues until she entered high school; and
  WHEREAS, At the age of 14, Josephine Pucci enrolled in Choate Rosemary
Hall, a prep school in Wallingford, Connecticut, where  she  lived  away
from  her  family  for the first time; she joined the girls' hockey team
and achieved success both athletically and academically; and
  WHEREAS, In 2009, this gifted student-athlete was accepted at  Harvard
University,  starting  on  defense for the school's women's hockey team;
her excellent play led to many awards and also to her being  named  Team
Captain; and
  WHEREAS,  In  2011,  Josephine  Pucci  competed and won a place on the
roster of the USA Women's Hockey Team; although injured with  a  concus-
sion,  she  worked diligently to train and recover, and in June 2013 was
invited to the Olympic tryouts, successfully earning her  place  on  the
2014 Sochi Olympics team; and
  WHEREAS,  As  a member of the United States Women's Hockey Team, Jose-
phine Pucci made her country proud, playing against the  best  teams  in
the  world,  and  helping  her team capture the Silver Medal at the 2014
Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia; and
  WHEREAS, Josephine Pucci will enter her senior year at Harvard in  the
fall;  a  major  in  Psychology,  she plans to pursue further studies in
neuroscience; given her personal experience, she hopes to  advocate  for
the proper and diligent treatment of patients with head injuries; and
  WHEREAS,  A  role  model for all, Josephine Pucci is a talented, dedi-
cated athlete who has brought honor to her community and to her  family,
coaches,  and  friends who have supported and cheered for her throughout
her life; and
  WHEREAS, Josephine Pucci's character and her many  achievements  stand
as  example  and  inspiration  to  all who would aspire to extraordinary
success; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
congratulate  Josephine  Pucci  upon  the occasion of capturing a Silver
Medal as part of the United States  Women's  Hockey  Team  at  the  2014
Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Josephine Pucci.

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