Bill Text: VA SR549 | 2018 | 1st Special Session | Enrolled


Bill Title: Commending the James Madison University women's lacrosse team.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2018-05-30 - Bill text as passed Senate (SR549ER) [SR549 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2018-SR549-Enrolled.html

SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 549
Commending the James Madison University women's lacrosse team.

 

Agreed to by the Senate, May 30, 2018
 

WHEREAS, the James Madison University women's lacrosse team won the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I lacrosse championship on May 27, 2018, claiming its first national title in the team's 50-year history; and

WHEREAS, the James Madison University Dukes defeated the Boston College Eagles by a score of 1615 in the tense national final at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium in Harrisonburg, becoming one of only four schools to win the championship since 2004; and

WHEREAS, while the James Madison Dukes took an early four-point lead, the Boston Eagles rallied to tie the game at the half; in the second half, the Dukes overcame a 108 deficit and never relinquished the lead; and

WHEREAS, senior midfielder Haley Warden led the James Madison Dukes with four goals in the final and was selected as the 2018 Final Four Most Outstanding Player; seniors Elena Romesberg and Kristen Gaudian and junior Hanna Haven scored three goals each, and freshman goalkeeper Molly Dougherty recorded seven saves; and

WHEREAS, after starting the season ranked 17th, the James Madison Dukes dominated their opponents to finish with a 221 overall record, including a sweep of Atlantic Coast Conference opponents; and

WHEREAS, the James Madison Dukes' victorious season is a testament to the hard work and tenacity of all the student-athletes, the leadership and dedication of coaches and staff, and the passionate support of the entire James Madison University community; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Senate of Virginia, That the James Madison University women's lacrosse team hereby be commended on winning the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I lacrosse championship in 2018; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the Senate prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe, head coach of the James Madison University women's lacrosse team, as an expression of the Senate of Virginia's admiration for the team's achievements and best wishes for the future.

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