B. Michael Schaul, Council of Trustees chair, left, and Interim President Jody Harpster,
right, present the citation to Head Coach Bertie Landes.
Trustees honor national
champion field hockey team
Shippensburg University’s Council of Trustees today honored the field hockey
team that won the 2013 national championship. Trustees approved a citation at their
regular meeting and presented the citation to the team at a lunch in its honor.
The team won the
2013 NCAA Division II National Championship with a 2-1 overtime win over LIU
Post last November. The team also had a perfect 17-0 regular season record and
was led by three All-Americans and eight all-Conference players.
Following is the
citation signed by B. Michael Schaul, chair of the Council of Trustees, and
Interim President Jody Harpster:
Shippensburg University has a long and proud tradition of providing
student-athletes with opportunities to participate in an environment that
encourages the achievement of athletic excellence and the ideals of
- WHEREAS, that competition helps
prepare the student-athlete for life-long accomplishment in an environment
conducive to academic and athletic success; and
- WHEREAS, the 2013 Shippensburg University Field
Hockey team epitomized the ideals of success both on and off the playing field;
- WHEREAS, the team posted a perfect regular-season 17-0 record and earned
its 10th berth in the National Collegiate Athletic Association
Division II national championship; and
- WHEREAS, in
the title game, senior Bre White converted a penalty stroke five
minutes into overtime that resulted in a 2-1 victory over LIU Post; and
- WHEREAS, the
victory became the first NCAA championship in Shippensburg University history;
- WHEREAS, the
success by the team garnered national attention for Shippensburg University
campus and the SHIP family; and
- WHEREAS, the team is a source of pride for all members of the campus community;
BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of Trustees of Shippensburg University hereby
recognize with great appreciation the student-athletes, coaches, and all
supporters of the 2013 Shippensburg University Field Hockey Team.
- WITNESS, our
hands this 31st day of January, 2014.
S. Eugene Herritt, Council of Trustees secretary, left, reads the citation to team members. At right is B. Michael Schaul, Council of Trustees chair.