2004 Regular Session
By: Representative Compretta
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING AND CONGRATULATING OUR LADY ACADEMY CRESCENTS SOCCER TEAM FOR ITS OUTSTANDING 2003-2004 SEASON AND FOR WINNING THE MISSISSIPPI HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION (MHSAA) CLASS 3A/2A/1A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
WHEREAS, Our Lady Academy Crescents Soccer Team finished the 2003-2004 season with a remarkable record of 21 wins, five losses and one tie; and
WHEREAS, throughout the regular season and playoffs, the Crescents fought and defeated many well-contended teams, and captured the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 3A/2A/1A State Championship; and
WHEREAS, the 2003-2004 team for Our Lady Academy Crescents made history by capturing the school's fifth consecutive state championship, closing the season with having scored 128 goals and allowing only 23; and
WHEREAS, many individual honors have been bestowed upon various team members in recognition of their fine, dedicated and superior play and their hard work this season, including the naming of Rachel Cranford, Laura Ellis, Meghan Flynt, Kira Reaver, Lauren Forte and Annie Giardino to the All-State Team, and the selection of Rachel Cranford, Ellen Dauterive, Laura Ellis, Meghan Flynt, Margaret Hadden, Kira Reaver, Lauren Forte, Annie Giardino and Sarah Loiacano as All-Conference Players; and
WHEREAS, Our Lady Academy Crescents have been superbly coached and inspired by Head Coach Danny Owens and Assistant Coach Steve Reboul, who have broadened the Crescents' knowledge of the game and refined their skills in execution; and
WHEREAS, Head Coach Danny Owens has brought additional honor to himself and to Our Lady Academy by being named The Clarion-Ledger Coach of the Year; and
WHEREAS, the Crescents have been supported in their athletic endeavors and can attribute much of their success to the many parents, fans and supporters whose moral and spiritual encouragement have remained fervent throughout the season; and
WHEREAS, the Crescents have developed a winning and cooperative spirit and a high degree of sportsmanship, and their activities and attitude reflect great credit upon the individual players and their coaches and bring honor to Our Lady Academy; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of this Legislature to recognize and commend excellence, especially when evidenced by the youth of our state, who are its future:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend and congratulate Our Lady Academy Crescents Soccer Team and their coaches, Head Coach Danny Owens and Assistant Coach Steve Reboul, for their phenomenal 2003-2004 season, for winning the MHSAA Class 3A/2A/1A State Championship and for displaying tireless devotion to their athletic endeavors.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Our Lady Academy, Head Coach Danny Owens, Assistant Coach Steve Reboul and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.