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Villanova’s ‘crying piccolo girl’ got to play her fight song with the Roots

Losing might not be so bad after all.

 

Michelle Jaworski

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Published Mar 24, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 5:59 am CDT

An entire nation consumed by March Madness became obsessed with a crying Villanova piccolo player after the Wildcats’ loss to N.C. State on Saturday. But things are certainly looking up for her now.

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Villanova senior Roxanne Chalifoux has been making the media rounds ever since becoming a meme, and although her time playing for the school’s basketball team may be over this year, she got to play Villanova’s fight song one last time with an even bigger band: the Roots.

She also got plenty of ice cream, swag, and Taylor Swift concert tickets from Jimmy Fallon, proving that winning a tournament might not always be the greatest outcome. And if anybody knows how to help heal heartbreak, it’s Taylor Swift.

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*First Published: Mar 24, 2015, 11:58 am CDT