Resolution J6103-2013

Congratulating the West Genesee Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team on capturing the NYS Class A Championship



  • Jun 20, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jun 17, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating  the  West Genesee Girls Varsity
Lacrosse Team upon the occasion of capturing the New York State Class  A

WHEREAS,  Excellence  and  success in competitive sports can be achieved
only through strenuous practice,  teamwork,  and  a  dedicated  coaching
staff; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize those
young people within the State of New York who, by achieving  outstanding
success  in  athletic  competition,  have  inspired and brought pride to
their school 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  West  Genesee Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team defeated West
Islip High School with a score of 15-10 on June 7, 2014, at  SUNY  Cort-
land, to win the New York State Class A Championship; and
  WHEREAS,  This marked the program's seventh State Class A Championship
and the program's second state title in three years, the result  of  the
teams determination, grit, and character; and
  WHEREAS,  The  athletic  talent  displayed  by  the West Genesee Girls
Varsity Lacrosse Team is due greatly in part  to  the  efforts  of  Head
Coach  Bob Elmer and Assistant Coach Dan Hallinan; these skilled coaches
have helped develop potential into excellence; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout the West Genese  Girls  Varsity  Lacrosse  season,
members of the team were loyally and enthusiastically supported by fami-
ly, friends and fans from throughout the entire community; and
  WHEREAS,  Members  of  the  West  Genesee  Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team
rallied behind one another in  establishing  a  sisterhood  of  athletic
ability  and  good  sportsmanship,  while  demonstrating that these team
players are second to none; and
  WHEREAS, Athletically  and  academically,  these  outstanding  players
proved  to be an unbeatable combination of talents, reflecting favorably
on their school, West Genesee High School, as well as  the  Central  New
York community; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate the West Genesee Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team, its  members:
Katherine  Widrick,  Jazmin  Bello, Liz Bova, Mia DiBello, Lindsey Rose,
Jackie Pardee, Nikki Delaney, Madison Pritchard, Meghan Colabufo, Gianna
Branca, Hannah Elmer, Melissa  Moran,  Marissa  Hudgins,  Maria  Delany,
Taylor Collins, Brigid Regin, Kaylee Kick, Rachel Delany, Riley Donahue,
Madisyn  Kittell,  Lexie  Meager, Sinead Guy, Cailyn Negus, Grace Oster-
dale, Courtney Shoults, Mackenzie Baker,  Jessica  Dussing,  and  Angela
Ponto  on  their  outstanding  season and overall team record; and be it
  RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the West Genesee Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team, Head Coach  Bob
Elmer, Assistant Coach Dan Hallinan, and Athletic Director, Mike Burns.


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