Boston Breakers and USWNT goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher was honored by the Massachusetts House of Representatives on Wednesday, receiving a letter of recognition of the House after a standing ovation and an introduction by House Speaker Robert DeLeo.
Amusingly, Speaker DeLeo referred to the Breakers as "Boston's only professional soccer team."
Speaker DeLeo just welcomed the @BostonBreakers into the House Chamber as "Boston’s only professional soccer team." Tough day for Kraft.— Conor Yunits (@conoryunits) July 29, 2015
The team also had a meet-and-greet with Governor Charlie Baker, Senate President Stanley Rosenberg, and Speaker DeLeo.
The Boston Breakers were honored as a team for their contributions to the Commonwealth and inspiration to female athletes. Between the recognition ceremony and Mayor Marty Walsh's partnership with the Breakers to put on World Cup viewing parties at City Hall Plaza, it's nice to see that the city is starting to buy in to its only professional [women's] soccer team.
"Today was an incredible experience. It was an absolute honor to be recognized by the Speaker of the House for our world championship this summer," Naeher said. "I truly appreciated the overwhelming support from all the representatives. Thank you so much for welcoming my Boston Breakers teammates and me to the State House today for a very memorable moment."