NO. R-96. JOINT RESOLUTION CONGRATULATING THE RICE MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL 1999 DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIP GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM.
Offered by: Representatives Lafayette of Burlington and Tracy of Burlington.
Whereas, the 1998-1999 Rice Memorial High School girls basketball team dribbled their path to the Division I basketball final by defeating every opponent throughout their regular season and playoff competition, and
Whereas, this fantastic season of superb basketball performances entitled the girls from Rice to face their counterparts from Essex High School, the girls Division I basketball champions for the last five consecutive years, and
Whereas, the Rice girls played a superb basketball game before their enthusiastic fans watching from the bleachers at St. Michael's College, and
Whereas, when the final buzzer sounded, signaling that the evening's game had concluded, the Rice girls had written a new chapter in girls Division I basketball history as they soundly defeated their impressive opponents by the convincing score of 52-37, and
Whereas, this marvelous championship victory is attributable to the entire squad of outstanding players, including Ashley Valley, Jilby Danis, Kate Rabidoux, Melody Bongiorno, Colleen Davidson, Kattie Brennan, Morgan Valley, Michele Lareau, Jennifer Papillo, Tara Fehr, Jamie Walker and Kate McCormick, and
Whereas, Coach Paul Rabidoux and Assistant Coaches Tim Rice and Jen Rock greatly inspired the team in its championship quest, now therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:
That the General Assembly is pleased to congratulate the Rice Memorial High School 1999 Division I championship girls basketball team, and be it further
Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Coach Paul Rabidoux at Rice Memorial High School.