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Congratulating Mahopac High School student-athlete Shannon Becker upon the occasion of pitching a Perfect Perfect Game on May 8, 2019

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Senate Resolution No. 1978

BY: Senator HARCKHAM

CONGRATULATING Mahopac High School student-athlete
Shannon Becker upon the occasion of pitching a
Perfect Perfect Game on May 8, 2019

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
development 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, This Legislative Body is justly proud to congratulate
Mahopac High School student-athlete Shannon Becker upon the occasion of
pitching a Perfect Perfect Game, the first time it has ever been done by
a New York State high school softball player; and

WHEREAS, Shannon Becker accomplished this tremendous feat by
striking out all 21 batters in an 8-0 win over rival Carmel High School
on Wednesday, May 8, 2019; this incredible sophomore also struck out 19
batters in a game on April 2, 2019, and in a 21-0 win on April 17, 2019,
she struck out all 16 batters she faced in five innings; and

WHEREAS, Shannon Becker has been playing softball since she was a
young child, and comes from a family of softball and baseball players;
she also plays basketball and soccer, however, softball is her passion
and she throws an incredible fastball, normally more than 60 mph; and

WHEREAS, Throughout the past season, Shannon Becker recorded an
incredible list of pitching statistics including 0.39 ERA, 163 innings
pitched, 369 strikeouts, BAA of .097, OBP of .150 and nine Earned Runs
Against; and

WHEREAS, Shannon Becker is also an excellent hitter with a .420 BA,
18 runs, 29 hits, 10 doubles, 1 homerun, OBP of .518, and a slugging
percentage of .608; and

WHEREAS, In recognition of her outstanding season, Shannon Becker
was named to both the All-League and All-Section Teams, and is eligible
for All-State and All-American status; and

WHEREAS, Shannon Becker's incredible arm and bat helped lead the
Mahopac High School Girls Softball Team to an impressive overall record
of 19-4; and

WHEREAS, The Indians won the Beacon and Yorktown Tournaments, and
made it to the semi-finals of the Section 1 Softball Championship; and

WHEREAS, These bright young women have logged in over 2,000 hours of
community service, and not only excel on the field but also in
academics, with 10 of 12 students listed on the Honor Roll; and


WHEREAS, The athletic talent displayed by Shannon Becker is due in
great part to the efforts of Coach Cristina Giansante, a skilled and
inspirational tutor respected for her ability to develop potential into
excellence; and

WHEREAS, Shannon Becker's performance throughout the season has been
outstanding and she was loyally and enthusiastically supported by
family, fans, friends and the community at large; and

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to commend and
pay tribute to those young people who, by achieving outstanding success
in athletic competition, have inspired and brought pride to our majestic
Empire State; and

WHEREAS, Poised eagerly with enthusiasm and determined purpose, this
exemplary athlete now stands honorably, with just pride in her
accomplishments and in eager anticipation of future challenges,
understanding and appreciating the caring counsel and support provided
by her coaches, teachers, and parents; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Mahopac High School student-athlete Shannon Becker upon the
occasion of pitching a Perfect Perfect Game on May 8, 2019; and be it
further

RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Shannon Becker, and Coach Cristina Giansante.

actions

  • 12 / Jun / 2019
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 14 / Jun / 2019
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 14 / Jun / 2019
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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