Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker honored Boston College lacrosse for its National Championship victory with a visit to the State House on Wednesday.
“Each of you have made your friends, your family, your teammates, your coaches, Boston College, and your Commonwealth proud, and it was an honor to celebrate your victory today,”
Baker said in a tweet following the visit.
Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, BC ’88, was also present at the informal gathering. The Eagles presented Baker and Polito with BC lacrosse jerseys featuring their names—Polito’s was adorned with the number 88 for her graduation year—and Baker presented the Eagles with a certificate and proclamation for their victory.
“I’m so proud that you brought this home to the Heights,” Polito said. “You’ve worked it. You’ve earned it. You deserve it.”
Twelve Eagles hail from Massachusetts, the majority of whom are from the greater Boston area. State Senator Walter Timilty, who represents Milton, handed the proclamation honoring the team’s victory to Milton resident Bridget Simmons.
BC is not the first National Championship team to pay a visit to the State House this year, as Baker honored UMass men’s hockey for its National Championship title back in April.
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