IN HONOR OF THE MARTIN LUTHER KING HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER TEAM
(Extensions of Remarks - December 07, 2004)

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       IN HONOR OF THE MARTIN LUTHER KING HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER TEAM

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                          HON. JERROLD NADLER

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, December 7, 2004

  Mr. NADLER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the Martin Luther King 
High School Soccer Team, which has achieved a New York City Public 
School Athletic League record 5th consecutive title this year. Part of 
the oldest High School sports league in the nation, the MLK soccer team 
has battled many of the top teams in the City and has continually 
prevailed.
  Having been nationally ranked the last 6 years and boasting an 
overall record over the last 9 years of 221 wins, 14 losses, and three 
ties, a 93 percent winning percentage, the MLK soccer team has once 
again reclaimed a championship they have held for 8 of the last 9 
years. This is the all-time record for number of championships held by 
any New York City public school. The team is coached by Martin 
Jacobson, who has been with the team during the entirety of this its 
impressive run. In addition to being recognized and written about in a 
number of local newspapers, the team's accomplishments have also been 
acknowledged by the Students Sports Soccer website, which ranked them 
25th out of soccer teams in the country this year. Many players have 
not only been driven to succeed on the soccer field, but have gone on 
to renowned colleges around the country.
  I am pleased to congratulate the Martin Luther King High School's 
Soccer Team. The team's Awards dinner, being held at the School on 
December 16th, will rightfully honor a group of talented people who I 
am proud to represent in the 8th Congressional District of New York. I 
wish them all a joyous celebratory dinner and many more successful 
seasons.

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