A Blue-Tie Affair at the White House
President George W. Bush welcomed the 2007 NCAA Johns
Hopkins men's lacrosse team to the
nation's capital on Sept. 21, posing for a formal photo on
the White House steps. The Jays donned blue
ties for the occasion, at which they and the top teams in
other NCAA sports were honored by the
president for their achievements.
"How about the Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team?"
Bush asked the crowd gathered on the
South Lawn. "Coach Pietramala and the team won a tough
championship game. Everybody is going to
remember — at least people who pay attention to
lacrosse — will remember that the Blue Jay team
scored a goal in just 12 seconds in the game, and hung on
to win 12-11 in a tough game. This is the ninth
men's lacrosse championship for Johns Hopkins. I
congratulate you on carrying on a proud tradition at
a fine university."
This was a second visit in three years for the Blue Jays, who also won the
championship in 2005.
Photo by Eric Draper
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