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Senators put forth resolution to honor PSU women’s soccer team

Penn State head women’s soccer coach Erica Walsh, left, and players Mallory Weber, second from left, Britt Eckerstrom, third from left, and Raquel Rodriguez celebrate with the NCAA Women’s College Cup trophy following their 1-0 victory over Duke on Dec 6.
Penn State head women’s soccer coach Erica Walsh, left, and players Mallory Weber, second from left, Britt Eckerstrom, third from left, and Raquel Rodriguez celebrate with the NCAA Women’s College Cup trophy following their 1-0 victory over Duke on Dec 6. The Associated Press

Penn State’s women’s soccer team is riding high on a championship season. On Tuesday, that included being honored on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

Senators Bob Casey, a Democrat, and Pat Toomey, a Republican, set aside partisanship to jointly put forward a resolution honoring the team for bringing home an NCAA title.

The resolution singled out players Raquel Rodriguez, Mallory Weber and Britt Eckerstrom and coach Erica Walsh for their roles in the history-making run. Fans, students, faculty and alumni were even credited for their support of the program.

“I am happy to congratulate the Penn State Women’s soccer team on winning their first national title in program history. It takes remarkable dedication, coaching, and leadership to win a National Championship, and this team has made our entire state proud,” Casey said. “Penn State’s record of excellence is a testament to its players, coaches and the entire community.”

The team had a 16-3 season. Of those 16 wins, all but one were shutouts. One of those shutouts was the championship game against Duke.

Lori Falce: 814-235-3910, @LoriFalce

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