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20070423 Tiampo Has High School Jersey Retired(1)
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 04/23/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0.5in 0pt 0in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><B>TUCSON</B></st1:City><B>, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State> ? </B><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=526023"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=526023">Samantha Tiampo</A></A> a freshman on the <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> women&rsquo;s soccer team received the honor of having her high school jersey retired on March 14.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>This was the first time ever that <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Northwood</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">High School</st1:PlaceType> in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Irvine</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Calif.</st1:State></st1:place> has retired a soccer player&rsquo;s number.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0.5in 0pt 0in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0.5in 0pt 0in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto">&ldquo;My jersey being retired was a huge surprise to me,&rdquo; Tiampo said.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>&ldquo;I had no idea it was coming.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I went to the banquet over spring break thinking that I was there to hand out some awards, and then my coach Steve Tatone starts talking about me and says that they've decided to retire my number.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>To be honest I was kind of embarrassed because I don&rsquo;t really like being put on the spot like that.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>But it is such a big honor to have my number retired and to know that I was such a big part of Northwood High soccer.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>I feel very lucky to have been a part of the whole experience.&rdquo; </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0.5in 0pt 0in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0.5in 0pt 0in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto">Tiampo received a framed jersey to keep and the school will be hanging another framed jersey either in the gym or the athletic offices.</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0.5in 0pt 0in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0.5in 0pt 0in; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto">&ldquo;Who better to represent our program,&rdquo; Tatone said.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>&ldquo;Sammy is an excellent student, human being and the consummate teammate.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Everybody loves her.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>When I tell my eight-year-old daughter to work hard and have fun, she asks if I mean like Sammy Tiampo.&rdquo; </P>
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