Lavelle’s high school, Mount Notre Dame, spent the days before the final excitedly cheering her on via Twitter.
Before the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins in Game 7 on June 12 to win the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup for the first time in the team's 52-year history, Twitter was alive with hopes for a little divine intervention for such a victory.
The perfect pitch Dominican Sister Mary Jo Sobieck threw prior to a Chicago White Sox game last summer not only went viral but is still out of the park.
Thanks to the resilience of the U.V.A. team—and the fervent prayers of many fans—the darkest day in the program’s history will now be remembered as the first step on their road to redemption.