To the editor:
Congratulations to the Cazenovia Field Hockey team on the greatest season in Lakers sports history. The squad's 1-0 overtime victory over Pierson Bridgehampton for the state title typified the girls' play throughout the season. From the opening seconds to the dramatic winning goal, the team played with skill, intensity, sportsmanship and unrelenting determination.
The Lady Lakers are, and ought to be, a source of incredible pride for our community. They represent everything that is right about high school sports. These young women are not only remarkable athletes and competitors but hard-working and successful scholars, dedicated community servants and admirable leaders and role models. Coach Scheftic, along with her modified and JV staff, deserve our praise for building a program that, from top to bottom, is based on the truest principles of athletics; moral character, teamwork and commitment. Their epic demonstration that virtue and success can coexist so effectively is an inspiration to us all.
Thank you, field hockey players and coaches, for bringing such pride and distinction to our school and community.
Kurt Wheeler, a proud Laker fan