J1709

Congratulating the Watervliet Varsity Boys Basketball Team upon the occasion of capturing the 2013 New York State Class B Championship

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  • 03 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J1709


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the Watervliet Varsity Boys
Basketball Team upon the occasion of capturing the 2013 New York State
Class B 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 Watervliet Varsity Boys Basketball Team captured the
Class B New York State Public High School Athletic Association Boys
Basketball Championship with a 72-60 overtime win over Babylon on Satur-
day, March 16, 2013, at the Glens Falls Civic Center; and
WHEREAS, Finishing their season at 22-4, the Watervliet Canoneers won
their first New York State Class B Championship in 22 years; in addi-
tion, the Canoneers won their third straight sectional title on Satur-
day, March 2, 2013; and
WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by the 2012-2013 Watervliet
Varsity Boys Basketball Team is due in great part to the efforts of Head
Coach Orlando DiBacco, his Assistant Coaches Nick Dooley and Jay
Bouchey, skilled and inspirational mentors, respected for their ability
to develop potential into excellence; and
WHEREAS, The team's overall record 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 2012-2013 Watervliet Varsity Boys
Basketball Team, from the opening game of the season to capturing the
Class B New York State Public High School Athletic Association Boys
Basketball 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, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment; Head Coach Orlando DiBacco and the 2012-2013 Watervliet
Varsity Boys Basketball Team's 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 2012-2013 Watervliet Varsity Boys Basketball Team; its
members: Jordan Gleason, Ty'Jon Gilmore, Taylor Dockstader, Tyler
McLeod, Quinn Capitula, Jonathan Parker, Issiah Brace, Henassy McConico,
Shane Ray, Scott Dennis, Jacob Lindsay, and Shylatron Copeland, and Head
Coach Orlando DiBacco and Assistant Coaches Nick Dooley and Jay Bouchey
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 2012-2013 Watervliet Varsity Boys Basketball Team and to
the aforementioned coaches.

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