GOVERNOR CULVER CONGRATULATES CEDAR RAPIDS GIRLS SOCCER TEAMS ON STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
CEDAR RAPIDS – Governor Chet Culver today, while commemorating the one year anniversary of the floods of 2008, issued the following statement after Cedar Rapids schools won both class championships at the Iowa Girls High School Soccer Tournament in Muscatine. Cedar Rapids Xavier beat Dallas Center-Grimes 1-0 in Class 1A action, while the women of Cedar Rapids Kennedy – including Governor Culver’s cousin Shauna Happel -- overcame Iowa City West by a score of 3-1 in Class 2A.
STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR CULVER
“I want to congratulate the coaches, players, and fans of Cedar Rapids high school girls soccer for today’s pair of impressive victories at the state tournament in Muscatine. The teams from Kennedy and Xavier both showed the skill and athleticism that sets Iowa’s amateur athletes apart. All participants in this year’s tournament should be proud of their accomplishments - especially runners-up Iowa City West and Dallas Center-Grimes - and I wish them luck as they take a well needed break before getting ready for next year’s soccer season. And as we commemorate one year after the devastating floods of 2008, these two outstanding teams are giving their community and our state one more reason to celebrate the determined spirit of those from Cedar Rapids.”