HJ503: Commending the Woodgrove High School girls' soccer team.

Offered March 2, 2020
Commending the Woodgrove High School girls' soccer team.

Patrons-- LaRock, Delaney, Gooditis, Reid, Samirah and Subramanyam; Senator: Vogel

WHEREAS, the Woodgrove High School girls’ soccer team won the Virginia High School League Class 4 State Championship in 2019, claiming its third state title since 2011; and

WHEREAS, the Woodgrove High School Wolverines defeated the reigning champion Loudoun County High School Raiders by a score of 1–0; and

WHEREAS, Woodgrove High School junior Liz Marcheschi scored the game winner off of a lob from junior Rachel Castro in the first minute of overtime; and

WHEREAS, the Woodgrove Wolverines’ staunch defense was anchored by center backs Rachel Chatfield and Delaney Boyer and keeper Xanthe Bergel, who did not allow a goal in 170 minutes of play between the state semifinal and championship games; and

WHEREAS, the Woodgrove Wolverines and the Loudoun County Raiders met five times throughout the season, resulting in two draws and one victory apiece, with Woodgrove High School securing the tie-breaker in the state final; and

WHEREAS, the victorious season is a tribute to the skill and hard work of all the student-athletes, the leadership and guidance of coaches and staff, and the enthusiastic support of the entire Woodgrove High School community; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend the completely awesome Woodgrove High School girls’ soccer team; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Pat Manno, head coach of the Woodgrove High School girls’ soccer team, as an expression of the General Assembly’s admiration for the team’s achievements.