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File #: RS2021-979    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/24/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 6/1/2021 Final action: 6/1/2021
Title: A resolution recognizing the 2020-2021 Hillsboro High School Lacrosse team on their history-making Public School Division II State Championship.
Sponsors: Russ Pulley, Burkley Allen, Kyonzte Toombs
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A resolution recognizing the 2020-2021 Hillsboro High School Lacrosse team on their history-making Public School Division II State Championship.

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WHEREAS, on May 14, 2021, the Hillsboro High School Burros Lacrosse team clinched the school's first lacrosse state title with a 3-2 victory over the previously undefeated Cookeville Cavaliers; and
WHEREAS, Hillsboro is the first MNPS Public School Division II lacrosse team to win a state championship; and
WHEREAS, this is Hillsboro High School's first state championship in any sport since 2009; and
WHEREAS, the championship game was hosted by Nolensville High School, and featured the largest group of fans since March 2020 which helped bolster the team with encouraging signs and constant cheering; and
WHEREAS, the Burros overcame numerous obstacles in order to achieve this championship; and
WHEREAS, due to the construction at Hillsboro High School, the team has not had a true practice field in three years and has been using the Woodmont Baptist youth soccer field which is a quarter of the size of a regular lacrosse field; and
WHEREAS, over the course of the season, the team traveled to Alabama, Kentucky, East Tennessee, and Middle Tennessee to play their games and finished the season with a 15-3 record; and
WHEREAS, the members of the championship team are Afton Verner, Caleb Kuehn, Peter Hileman, West Parker, James Thompson, Wesley Acton, Gavin Douglas, Sam Jackson, Rodney Glover, Jack Boyd, Griffin Flesher, Mac Claassen, Jack de Riesthal, Christopher Alba, Bryant Brown, Jayden Aquino, Cooper Sacks, Carter Geise, Gates Baxley, Ethan Reeves, Alex Henry, Caden White, Wolfie Schelzig, Oliver Perry, Chet Weachter, Owen Smith, and Devin Bester; and
WHEREAS, the head coach is Joe Van Antwerp and the assistant head coach is Tim Semisch; and
WHEREAS, building chemistry was one of the team's biggest goals since the Burros roster draws from two other schools in addition to Hillsboro - Martin Luther King School and H...

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