_______________________, read first time and referred to Committee on
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the Indiana
University soccer team on winning the 2004 NCAA championship.
Whereas, The Indiana University soccer team successfully
defended its title to become the National Collegiate Athletic
Association national champion for the second consecutive
Whereas, The 2004 NCAA title is the Hoosiers' seventh title
and the culmination of a 19-4-1 overall season;
Whereas, In the team's march to the first championship for
new head coach Mike Freitag, the fourth ranked Hoosiers
won ten of the last 11 games;
Whereas, The team earned its 2004 Division I
championship by defeating No. 2 California-Santa Barbara,
3-2, in a penalty-kick tiebreaker after the two schools played
a 1-1 draw;
Whereas, Indiana's Drew Moor and Danny O'Rourke were
first team selections to the 2004 All-America team;
Whereas, Although he is a first-year head coach, Freitag is
no stranger to IU soccer;
Whereas, Freitag was a standout defender for the Hoosiers from 1976 to 1979, served as a graduate assistant coach from 1983 to 1986, and a full-time assistant from 1993 to 2003 before replacing Jerry Yeagley as head coach; and
SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly congratulates the
Indiana University soccer team on its seventh NCAA title and wishs
team members continued success both on and off the soccer field.
SECTION 2. That the Principal Clerk of the House of Representatives transmit copies of this resolution to the members, managers, and coaches of the Indiana University soccer team and the president of Indiana University.