Resolution J4813-2013

Congratulating the Ossining High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team and Head Coach Dan Ricci upon the occasion of capturing the Class AA State Championship

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  • May 6, 2014: ADOPTED
  • May 6, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 2, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating  the  Ossining High School Girls
Varsity Basketball Team and Head Coach Dan Ricci upon  the  occasion  of
capturing  the  New  York  State Public High School Athletic Association
Class AA State 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,  This  Legislative  Body  is justly proud to congratulate the
Ossining High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team upon the occasion  of
capturing  the  New  York  State Public High School Athletic Association
(NYSPHSAA) Class AA State Championship; and
  WHEREAS, The Ossining Pride Girls  Basketball  Team  defeated  Cicero-
North  Syracuse  74-59 to win their second consecutive NYSPHSAA Class AA
Title on Saturday, March  15,  2014,  at  the  Hudson  Valley  Community
College, Troy, New York; and
  WHEREAS, The Ossining Pride played excellent basketball throughout the
season,  defying  expectations by reaching the championship game despite
being a young team with few returning players  from  last  year's  title
winning team; and
  WHEREAS, The remarkable talent and perseverance displayed by this team
is  due  in great part to the efforts of Coach Dan Ricci and his team of
outstanding  assistant  coaches,  skilled  and   inspirational   tutors,
respected for their ability to develop potential into excellence; and
  WHEREAS, The team's overall record, 25-3, 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  Ossining  High  School  Girls  Varsity
Basketball Team, from the opening game of the season to participation in
the Championship, were a sisterhood of athletic ability, of good sports-
manship,  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
  WHEREAS,  Coach  Dan  Ricci and his dedicated staff have done a superb
job in guiding, molding and inspiring  the  team  members  toward  their
goals; and
  WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment,  and Coach Dan Ricci and these 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 Ossining High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team; its
members:  Gabriella Ferrao, Stefanie Svoboda, Alicia Sanchez, Cyan Scar-
duzio, Alexis Bernardo, Moriah Cherry, Shadeen Samuels, Jenna  Lividini,
Sam  Cozzolino,  Madison  Strippoli,  Helen  Ishmael, Jalay Knowles, and
Abigail Squirrell; Head Coach Dan Ricci, Assistant Coaches Pat  Wheeler,
Jose  Ferrao, Stephanie Leveille, Kelsey Vallach; and Trainer Luis Igle-
sias on their outstanding season and overall  team  record;  and  be  it
further

  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Ossining High School Girls Varsity Basketball Team and to
the aforementioned coaches and trainer.

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