Resolution J5836-2013

Congratulating the Onondaga Community College Men's Lacrosse Team upon the occasion of winning its Sixth Consecutive National Championship Title

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  • Jun 17, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jun 17, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 12, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating  the  Onondaga Community College
Men's Lacrosse Team upon the occasion of winning its  Sixth  Consecutive
National Championship Title

WHEREAS,  Excellence  and  success in competitive sports can be achieved
through strenuous practice, teamwork and a dedicated coaching staff; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those young people within the  State  of  New  York  who,  by
achieving outstanding success in athletic competition, have inspired and
brought pride to their college and community; 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, The Onondaga Community College Men's Lacrosse  Team  won  its
sixth  consecutive  National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
championship on Sunday, May 11,  2014,  by  defeating  Nassau  Community
College  12-7 in Uniondale, NY; the OCC Men's Lacrosse Team finished the
2014 season 17-0; and
  WHEREAS, The win marked the eighth national  title  in  the  program's
history; and
  WHEREAS,  The  athletic  talent displayed by this team is due in great
part to the skilled and supportive efforts of Head  Coach  Chuck  Wilbur
and  Assistant  Coaches  Mike  Villano,  Joe Villano, Chris Brim, Vinnie
Alexander, Brian Griffin, and Nick Gatto; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the season,  members  of  the  Onondaga  Community
College  Men's  Lacrosse  Team  also  were  loyally and enthusiastically
supported by their family, fans,  friends,  and  the  Central  New  York
community at large; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Onondaga  Community College Men's Lacrosse Team rallied
behind one another in establishing a brotherhood  of  athletic  ability,
good  sportsmanship,  honor  and  scholarship,  while demonstrating that
these team players are second to none; and
  WHEREAS, Athletically and academically, the Onondaga Community College
Men's Lacrosse Team proved to be an unbeatable combination  of  talents,
contributing  to  the  spirit of excellence that is a tradition of their
school; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
congratulate  the  Onondaga  Community  College Men's Lacrosse Team; its
members: Luke Smith, Parrish Young, Tom Pritchard, Kieondre Woody,  Zach
Sealy,  Willie  Johnson,  Chris  Rabung,  Tyler  Kopen,  Logan Ball, Tim
Barber, Patrick McMahon, Logan Thomas, Dan  Scanlon,  Rob  Elbers,  Seth
Leonard,  Courtland  Black-Araujo, Clay Fichenscher, Kyle Clarkson, Zach
Lohman, Adam Bomberry, Kenny  Tomeno,  Kevin  Klaiber,  Scott  Kirchner,
Steve  Harris,  Nicholas  Garbarino,  Travis  Head, Zachary Bulak, Jason
Ketchoyian, Mac Morgan, Jake Weddell, Kyle Leeming, Kevin Haggerty, Jeff
Conley, Chandler Allen, Dane Bentley, Collin Twombly, Tyson Bell, Antho-
ny Zangari, Chris Sargent, Wayne Hill, Oakley  Thomas,  Sam  Hatem,  and
Sean  Rhodes;  Head  Coach  Chuck Wilbur on their outstanding season and
overall team record; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to members of the  Onondaga  Community  College  Men's  Lacrosse
Team, and the aforementioned coaches.

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