USJ soccer team recognized by the Tennessee General Assembly for their state championship win
JACKSON, TENN (WNBJ)-
Back in October when the University School of Jackson’s girls' soccer team won the TSSAA division II state championship.
Today they were honored by a resolution from the Tennessee General Assembly.
“I think this is a really neat opportunity to celebrate our community and the accomplishment that the young ladies here at USJ have made with a state championship in soccer last fall. And so, I'm just excited to be able to bring this resolution from the Tennessee general assembly to the school and present that this morning,” said Chris Todd (R) the State Representative for District 73.
Representative Chris Todd was welcomed on campus by the student body and the lady bruins head coach Paul Conway who said,
“It's a great day for us and it really is special to kind of recognize what the what the team has achieved. Obviously, we're very excited about what happened in the fall.”
Coach Paul Conway believes the credit belongs to the school and to his players, “They showed a lot of resilience and toughness and all the intangibles that you kind of want in your team…. I think our school in the classroom and on the field, we try and challenge our student athletes to be the very, very best version of themselves.”
Representative Todd is grateful these soccer stars are from his part of Tennessee, “I think I may be able to claim now being the district of champions.”
The Bruins also won the state championship in 2010 and 2011.
And while the coach of the 2021 champions welcomes the recognition, he said there's more to the game than just winning,
“I think all coaches are motivated by winning, you know, but it's not why I do the job. I mean, I think that's what I would get getting into the you really are trying to develop people and player,” said Coach Conway.
The school hopes to continue their legacy with another successful season in the fall.