Representatives and Senators Applaud The Team’s 19th U.S. Championship
Lexington, MA, March 31, 2011 – The Haydenettes, U.S. Figure Skating’s 2011 U.S. Synchronized Championship Gold Medalists, were recently invited to appear before the Massachusetts State House where the legislators recognized the team’s continuing achievements. Team members were the guests of Representative Jay Kaufman of Lexington as well as nine additional legislators from communities where the skaters reside. The team enjoyed a visit with members of the House and Senate before the formal recognition during a session of the House of Representatives on March 30, 2011.
Saga Krantz, head coach of the Haydenettes, accepted the House citation on behalf of the Haydenettes, which acknowledged the team’s 19th U.S title and extended best wishes for the upcoming ISU World Synchronized Championship. The Citation was signed by Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo and Legislators Jay Kaufman, Anne Gobi, Kevin Honan, John Fernandes, David Vieira, Timothy Madden, Donald Wong, Sean Garballey, Daniel Winslow, Thomas Stanley, Bradley Jones, Jr., and Joseph Wagner.
The ISU World Synchronized Championships will be held April 7-9th in Helsinki, Finland. The Haydenettes, who are the reigning World Bronze Medalists, will seek to once again mount the medal podium as they square off against 21 teams from 16 different countries in the World Championships.
Members of the Haydenettes residing in Massachusetts include: Meghan Crocker, Hannah Lapuck, Lauren Lapuck and Alaina Salusti from Lexington; Emily Albert of North Falmouth; Rachel Ferrucci of Brighton; Lindsay Grajek who lives in Barre; Sarah Heerboth and Coach Saga Krantz of Boston; Kathleen Kaepplinger from North Reading; Noelle Pearson, Nellie Schamuan and Ayako Uchida from Arlington and Vanessa Thornton from Mendon.