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The state Senate passed a resolution Tuesday honoring the Schalmont girls soccer team
State champion Sabres honored at Capitol
The state Senate passed a resolution on Tuesday honoring the Schalmont girls soccer team for winning the New York State Class B Championship. The team, its coaches and some parents were in the Senate balcony for the passage of the resolution.

The state Senate passed a resolution on Tuesday honoring the Schalmont girls soccer team for winning the New York State Class B Championship.

The resolution was introduced by Sen. Hugh Farley, R-Niskayuna, whose district includes the school.

"They're a remarkable group," he said in remarks on the Senate floor. "This remarkable team was able to shut out their opponents on 17 different occasions."

The team, its coaches, the district's athletic director and some parents of the players were in the senate balcony on Tuesday for the passage of the resolution. Farley noted that the team won 23 games during the year without a loss and also was recognized for their sportsmanship.

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To read more on Schalmont's championship-clinching victory (with video), click HERE.

"I'm proud to represent them," he said.

According to the resolution, the team scored 131 goals and on the way to making the final game they beat the defending champions. They then beat Greece-Odyssey by a score of four to nothing for the championship. Forward Megan Strijek was named one of the tournament's most outstanding players.

"The Schalmont Girls Soccer team exhibited remarkable athletic ability, inspirational sportsmanship, and extraordinary teamwork in winning the New York State Class B Championship," read the resolution.

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