Tom PetriU.S. Representative
[R] Wisconsin, United States

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Mr. PETRI. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.

I rise today in support of Representative Maffei's resolution, House Resolution 563, congratulating the Onondaga Community College Lazers for winning the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Men's Lacrosse Tournament.

Onondaga Community College is a college of the State University of New York system and one of 30 locally sponsored community colleges throughout New York State. They offer 2-year degree programs that serve as transfer opportunities for baccalaureate degree programs at 4-year campuses and for direct entry to the workforce, and they offer certificate programs that can be completed in 1 year. The college currently has over 11,000 students enrolled and strives to provide the full college experience.

The Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse team is an example of the college's excellence, with three national titles to its name. The team has included 35 All-American and 47 Lacrosse Coaches Association Academic All-Americans. The 2009 men's lacrosse team completed the season 16-0, an undefeated season.

[Time: 15:00] The team captured the 2009 NJCAA National Championship against Nassau Community College on May 10, 2009, with a 9-8 victory, closer than the ladies who won 9-7. Jerome Thompson and Jon Fiorillo were named the offensive and defensive players of the year, and Head Coach Chuck Wilbur was named the NJCAA Men's Lacrosse Coach of the Year.

I stand to congratulate the Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse team, Coach Chuck Wilbur, the students and fans, and the faculty and staff at OCC. I urge my colleagues to support the resolution before us.

I yield back the balance of my time.