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Congratulating the East High School Varsity Girls Basketball Team upon the occasion of capturing the New York State Class A Champion...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating the East High School Varsity Girls
Basketball Team upon the occasion of capturing the New York State Class
A 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, On Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Hudson Valley Community
College in Troy, New York, the 2011-12 East High School Varsity Girls
Basketball Team captured the New York State Public High School Athletic
Association Class A title by defeating Averill Park by a score of 43-35;
and
WHEREAS, The Class A championship won by the 2011-12 East High School
Varsity Girls Basketball Team was the first-ever girls basketball New
York State championship captured by a Rochester City School District
team; and
WHEREAS, In the competition leading up to the Class A championship
game, the East High School Varsity Girls Basketball Team defeated Pitts-
ford-Mendon on March 2, 2012, by a score of 51-48 to win the Section 5
title; it defeated Grand Island of Section 6 in the quarterfinals, and
Section 11's John H. Glenn High School by a score of 66-49 in the semi-
final contest; and
WHEREAS, The 2011-12 East High School Varsity Girls Basketball Team's
overall record was an outstanding 21-3; its regular season record was a
perfect 10-0 in the Rochester City league; after beginning the season
with a record of 1-3, the team won 20 straight games en route to the New
York State Championship; and
WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by this team is due in great
part to the efforts of Head Coach Mario Velazquez, and Assistant Coaches
Lisa Turchetti and Ken Sutton, 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 2011-12 East High School Varsity Girls
Basketball Team, from the opening game of the season to participation in
league play and in the New York State Public High School Athletic Asso-
ciation Tournament were a sisterhood 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 community; and
WHEREAS, Head Coach Mario Velazquez, and Assistant Coaches Lisa
Turchetti and Ken Sutton, have done a superb job in guiding, molding and
inspiring the 2011-12 East High School Varsity Girls Basketball Team
members toward their goals; and
WHEREAS, Sports competition instills the values of teamwork, pride and
accomplishment; Head Coach Mario Velazquez, and Assistant Coaches Lisa
Turchetti and Ken Sutton; and the 2011-12 East High School Varsity Girls
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 2011-12 East High School Varsity Girls Basketball Team,
its members and Head Coach Mario Velazquez, and Assistant Coaches Lisa
Turchetti and Ken Sutton on their New York State Class A Championship
and their outstanding season; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the members and coaching staff of the 2011-12 East High
School Varsity Girls Basketball Team.

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  • 04 / Apr / 2012
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 18 / Apr / 2012
    • ADOPTED

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