Story URL: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/washington/news.aspx?id=105267
Story Retrieval Date: 5/24/2013 3:50:43 PM CST
WASHINGTON--The Northwestern University's women's lacrosse team was back at the White House. It was honored for winning the 2008 national championship, its fourth in as many years. The team was one of 11 teams from various schools that was honored Wednesday.
President George W. Bush talked about his conversation with Kelly Amonte Hiller, the team's head coach, and referred to the squad as a "dynasty."
Bush also poked fun by saying he was disappointed the girls were not wearing flip-flops. He was referring to the 2004-2005 team that generated a lot of bad publicity by wearing flip-flops to the White House ceremony.
Though it has been four years in a row, it is still just as exciting to go to the White House. Team captain Christy Finch said, “No, it never gets old. There is always that new excitement whenever he walks into the room. It’s just a big privilege, like I can be one of not many people that say they met the president.”