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SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the Evansville Memorial High School boys soccer team for two consecutive State Championship titles.



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First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No. _____



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION congratulating the Evansville Memorial High School boys soccer team for two consecutive State Championship titles.

    Whereas, The Evansville Memorial High School boys soccer team defended their 2007 state title by defeating Zionsville 3 - 2 in the championship game on Saturday, November 1, 2008;

    Whereas, Regulation play ended in a tie subsequently followed by a scoreless overtime. In dramatic fashion, the boys soccer title was then determined by two rounds of sudden death shootout;

    Whereas, Sophomore forward, Max Lachowecki, put the Memorial Tigers on the scoreboard in the thirty-second minute. Junior forward, Jeff Stapleton, kept the Tigers in control ten minutes later with the second goal;

    Whereas, Jeff Stapleton delivered yet again into the goal during the first round of sudden death. At the apex of an emotion-filled game, Senior Travis Latta found his moment in the sun when he scored the winning goal, clenching back to back state titles for his team;

    Whereas, Trev Wilgus was named Mental Attitude Award Winner following the team victory for his outstanding team spirit and dedication. He received a $1,000 scholarship, presented by Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance;



    Whereas, The Tigers finished the 2008 season ranked number one in the Indiana Soccer Coaches Association and fifth in the National Soccer Coaches Association polls;

    Whereas, Through the season each team member's unending dedication and hard work was critical towards the success of the team: Seniors Trev Wilgus (Captain), Matt Minnette, John Riedford, Jonathan Behrens, Matt Fehn, Emile Garcia (Captain), Austin King (Captain), and Travis Latta; Juniors Adam Ulrich, Jeff Stapleton, Tyler Vieth, Mitch McCord, Alex Peters, Nick Bafunno, John Mudd, Andy Diehl, Justin Mulherin, Justin Neville, Maxx Hagan, and Jim Schopmeyer; Sophomores Max Lachowecki, Robert O'Bryan, and Sean Landry; and Freshmen Jace Jarboe and Jackson Colavecchia; and

    Whereas, Evansville Memorial High School made its mark in Indiana athletics history, becoming the first school to win both the boys' and girls' soccer championships in the same year. These soccer athletes are a reflection of the high standard of Hoosier students and continue to excel both on and off the field: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate     of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives     concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the Indiana General Assembly hereby congratulates the Evansville Memorial High School boys soccer team for two consecutive State Championship titles.
    SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is directed to distribute a copy of this resolution to Evansville Memorial High School Principal Gwen Godsey, Athletic Director Bruce Dockery, and each member of the boys soccer team: Seniors Trev Wilgus (Captain), Matt Minnette, John Riedford, Jonathan Behrens, Matt Fehn, Emile Garcia (Captain), Austin King (Captain), and Travis Latta; Juniors Adam Ulrich, Jeff Stapleton, Tyler Vieth, Mitch McCord, Alex Peters, Nick Bafunno, John Mudd, Andy Diehl, Justin Mulherin, Justin Neville, Maxx Hagan, and Jim Schopmeyer; Sophomores Max Lachowecki, Robert O'Bryan, and Sean Landry; Freshmen Jace Jarboe and Jackson Colavecchia; and Coaches Bill Vieth (head coach), Chad Perkins, Layne Miller, Jonathan Rietman, Niel Peluchette, and Rob Smith.