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Group commends women’s soccer team

Megan Doyle | Thursday, December 9, 2010

Student Senate passed a resolution Wednesday congratulating the Notre Dame women’s soccer team on its victory in the national championship game.

“The Notre Dame Women’s Soccer team beat the previously unbeaten and No. 1 ranked Stanford Women’s Soccer team to win the 2010 NCAA National Championship on Dec. 5,” the resolution said.

Student body president Andrew Bell said each member of the team and the coaching staff will receive a copy of the resolution along with a congratulatory letter.

Oversight chair Paige Becker said the team’s dedication deserved praise from student government.

“Historically, the Oversight Committee has always done a resolution to congratulate really outstanding athletic achievements like a national championship,” Becker said.

“We just wanted to recognize their hard work and how well it paid off during the game.”

The resolution also acknowledged the team’s performance throughout the season.

“The Women’s Soccer team finished their 2010 season with a record of 21-2-2 and their senior class finished their four-year career with a record of 87-12-5,” the resolution said.

Sunday marked the team’s third national championship and the eighth national championship appearance in the program’s history.

The resolution specifically congratulated the leadership of Coaches Randy Waldrum, Dawn Greathouse, Ken Nuber and Jeannette Boudway and captains Lauren Fowlkes and

Jessica Schuveiller, and it included the names of all team members.

The senators also debated whether to include the name of the senior student manager in the resolution.

O’Neill Hall senator Michael Ryan said a resolution could not possibly acknowledge all the people who support the soccer team.

“I do not think it is fair to just include that one person because there are a bunch of other people who contributed to the team,” Ryan said. “By including them we still leave out so many people.”

The Senate decided the resolution could still be supportive of the team without including the extra name of the student manager.

The resolution passed unanimously. ­­