Resolution J764-2013

Congratulating the New Rochelle Varsity Football Team on capturing the New York State Class AA Championship



  • Mar 12, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 7, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION congratulating the New Rochelle Varsity Football
Team and Coach Lou DiRienzo upon the occasion of capturing the New  York
State Class AA 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, The New Rochelle Huguenots captured  their  second  New  York
State  Class  AA  Football title by defeating Orchard Park by a score of
34-6 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York, on  November  24,  2012;
  WHEREAS,  The  athletic  talent displayed by this team is due in great
part to the efforts of Coach Lou DiRienzo, a skilled  and  inspirational
tutor,  respected  for his ability to develop potential into excellence;
  WHEREAS, The team,  finishing  the  season  with  an  impressive  11-1
record,  were  loyally  and  enthusiastically supported by family, fans,
friends and the community at large; and
  WHEREAS, The hallmarks of the New Rochelle Varsity Football Team, from
the opening game of the season to  participation  in  the  championship,
were  a brotherhood 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
  WHEREAS, Coach Lou DiRienzo has 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  Lou  DiRienzo  and  all  of the 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 New Rochelle Varsity Football Team; its members:  Keim-
on Barrow, Terrence Holden, Jason Ceneus, Wjhante Holden, Gavin  Harley,
Khalil  Edney,  Ahmad  Encarnacion, Tajmir Anderson, Joseph Clarke, Jr.,
Nas Sinkfeld-Shelton, David Hudson, Max Diamond, Cameron White,  Tyrique
Rideau,  Mario  Pierre,  Charlie  Anthony, Jon Forrest, Conlan Thompson,
Kyvon Campbell, Carmine Giordano, Marlon Riley, Amir Sharif, Tariq Lead-
better, Shayne Forbes, Bryce Davis, Edwyn Johnson, Brandon Trotta, Stev-
en Noake, Enrique Valencia, Perri Chandler, Cory Holder,  Kevin  Darden,
Will Clark, Ray Ganley, Anthony Williams, Charles Ortiz, Justin Douglas,
Kyrel Stevenson, Vincent David, Ronak Kenia, Max Theobalds, Jasper Bask-
erville,  Ryan Pryor, Demetrius Rodriquez and Jack Stern; Head Coach Lou
DiRienzo, and Assistant Coaches Greg Foster, Rich Tassello, Keith Fagan,
Brian Violante, Phil Spivack, Ray Rhett, Tom Drago, and Theo  Washington
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 New Rochelle Varsity Football Team, Coach Lou DiRienzo,
and the Assistant Coaches.


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