Mayor Teri Johnston and the City Commission commended the Key West Lady Conchs Girls Softball Team for their outstanding season.
The team won the regional championship on May 20 and became the first-ever Key West High School softball team to advance to the State Championship Series.
Coach Jason Garcia, Assistant Coach Erik Snow, and the team accepted the commendation.
"They say it takes a village to raise a kid," said Coach Garcia, "Well, it takes a community to have a quality softball team. Last year, I said that we'd go to the state championships, and we look forward to doing it again next year."
City Attorney Shawn Smith, whose daughter is on the team, reiterated Coach Garcia's statement. He noted that this same group of young women appeared annually in front of the commission, earning kudos for their softball accomplishments as they grew from the eight and under league to today.
The commendation also recognized the team's leadership. "Coach Jason Garcia, assistant coach Erik Snow, and pitching coach Jewls Castillo continue to do an outstanding job developing contenders and athletes," reads the commendation.