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NYS SENATE Resolutions MAY 17, 2018

Ryan DeBrino
Director of Correspondence
Office of Senator Catharine M. Young
Capitol Building, Room 428
Albany, NY 12247

Senate Resolution No. 3918

BY: Senator YOUNG

CONGRATULATING  the  Alfred University Men’s Rugby Club upon the occasion of winning the National Small College Rugby Organization Upstate Championship

WHEREAS, Excellence and success in competitive sports  can  only  be achieved  through  strenuous practice,  team  play,  and team  spirit, nurtured by dedicated coaching and strategic planning; and

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this  Legislative  Body  to recognize those  individuals within  our  community who, by achieving outstanding success in athletic competitions, have inspired and  brought  pride  to their school district and community; and

WHEREAS,  Attendant  to such  concern,  and in full accord with its long-standing traditions, this Legislative  Body  is justly  proud  to congratulate the Alfred University Men’s Rugby Club upon the occasion of winning   the   National Small   College  Rugby Organization  Upstate Championship; and

WHEREAS, On November 4, 2017, the Alfred Men’s Rugby Club  defeated Paul  Smith’s College, 58-19, winning the state championship; the Alfred University Men’s Rugby Club won its second  New  York State  Conference trophy, the first since 1996; and

WHEREAS,  The  Alfred University Men’s Rugby Club has enjoyed one of the  most successful  seasons  in  the program’s  32-year  history by finishing  the 2017-18 season with a 9-2 record, and claiming its first Upstate Championship; and

WHEREAS, The Alfred University Men’s Rugby Club is ranked 18th in a released National Small College Rugby Organization Top 40 Poll; the team dedicated its second playoff win over SUNY-Maritime on Veterans Day 2017 to deceased team Charter Member, Jeffrey Hollier, PhD ’88 from Angelica; and

WHEREAS,  The athletic talent displayed by this team is due in great part to the dedication and efforts of  Team  Player-Coach, Captain and 3-time MVP  Rick  Krouse;  Team Co-Founder (1985) and Alfred University graduate, Class of 1977, William W. Pulos; Alfred University Association Athletic Director, and Coach, Anthony Aquilina; and Team Photographers, Libby Dussault and Amy Kozlowski; and

WHEREAS,   The team members were  loyally  and enthusiastically supported by family, fans, friends, and the entire community; and

WHEREAS, Athletically and academically, the team members have proven themselves to be  an unbeatable combination of  talents, reflecting favorably on Alfred University; and

WHEREAS,  It  is  the intent  of this Legislative Body to publicly recognize those high school athlete-scholars who have  achieved  notable success in this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to congratulate the members of the  Alfred  University Men’s  Rugby  Club: Alfred Farrell, Prestin Sample, Marty Campbell, Brandon Whitton-Sosa, Connor Cox, Mike Nowak, Alex George, Matt Grosso, John Klosser, Taylor Geib, Charlie Cespedes, Connor Glasser, two time NYS Championships 2016-17 “Man of the Match” Nathan Auernhamer, Jeff Wood,  Matt Macagne, Enderson Naar, Alex Mears, Brady Miller, Zach Zawojoski, Robbie Klotz, Reid Greiner, Jeff Nunez, Ben Conley, Hayden  Allis, Tyler  Ford,  John Zaengle, Mark Gallo, Tim Burns, Derek Kesel, Emarrius Bouie, Luke Tesoiero, Blake Evans, Dante Ryone, and Marvin Wong on their incredible State title win; and be it further

RESOLVED, That copies  of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be transmitted to the members of the Alfred University  Men’s  Rugby Club; Team Player-Coach, Captain Rick Krouse; Coaches William  Pulos and Anthony Aquilina; and Photographers Libby Dussault and Amy Kozlowski.

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