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92nd General Assembly

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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS,  The  members   of   the   Illinois   House   of
 3    Representatives are pleased to recognize outstanding teams in
 4    the State of Illinois; and

 5        WHEREAS,  It  has  come  to  our  attention that the Lady
 6    Saints of Shawnee Community College finished  fourth  in  the
 7    nation  in  the  NJCAA  Division II Women's National Softball
 8    Tournament; and

 9        WHEREAS, The Lady Saints accomplished this  challenge  by
10    first   capturing   the  Region  24  Softball  Title  with  a
11    championship victory over Lewis  and  Clark  College  by  the
12    score  of  11-3;  they  then  went  on to the National Junior
13    College Athletic Association  interstate  playoffs  in  which
14    they  defeated  River Forest in a double header series by the
15    scores of 4-2 and 5-0; with  a  record  of  39-24,  the  Lady
16    Saints moved on to their second consecutive appearance at the
17    National  Junior  College  Athletic  Association  in Phoenix,
18    Arizona; and

19        WHEREAS, The Lady Saints defeated Macomb College  in  the
20    first game of the NJCAA Division II Women's National Softball
21    Tournament  by  the score of 5-0; they suffered a set back in
22    their loss to Kankakee by the score of 13-1 but regrouped  in
23    a  win  over  Mississippi Gulf Coast by the score of 6-5; the
24    Lady Saints were later defeated by  Phoenix  College  by  the
25    score of 5-0 and thereby, ended their outstanding season with
26    a record of 49 wins and 29 losses; and

27        WHEREAS,  The  members  of  the  Lady  Saints  are  Becca
28    Grisham,  Kelley Miller, Monique Thompson, Toni Johnson, Kara
29    Forthman, Michelle Lunsford,  Sara  Waters,  Miranda  Miller,
30    Abbey  Bormann,  Erin  Cunningham,  Elizabeth  Smith,  Amanda
31    Jones,  Crystal  Barz,  Kirsten  Stringer, Krissy Eudy, Erica
32    McDonald,  Stephanie  Genisio,  Raegan  Anderson,   Stephanie
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 1    Eastman,  Erin  Hoffman,  Gretchin Enrick, and Andrea Blondi;
 2    the coach is Warren Koch; the assistant coaches are  Michelle
 3    Bradley and Ambeus Bradley; and

 4        WHEREAS,  Although  their  season may of ended early, the
 5    Lady Saints displayed outstanding sportmanship and dedication
 6    not only for their  coach,  but  also  to  Shawnee  Community
 7    College,  their  fans, and the Ullin community; therefore, be
 8    it

11    we  congratulate  the  Shawnee  Community College Lady Saints
12    softball team on their outstanding season this year;  and  be
13    it further

14        RESOLVED,  That  suitable  copies  of  this resolution be
15    presented to Coach Warren Koch and each member of the Shawnee
16    Community College Women's softball team as an  expression  of
17    our esteem.

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