NEWSKFM : James Madison University Newskfm : James Madison University softball star Lauren Bernett – – who was simply named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week on Monday – – has passed on, the school declared. She was only 20 years of age. In an explanation reporting the miserable news Tuesday morning, JMU authorities didn’t uncover a reason for death … yet, said the misfortune was “annihilating.”
“Our hearts are throbbing, hearing the insight about the deficiency of one of our understudy competitors,” authorities said … “We are a tight family. We are thankful that Lauren has been essential for our JMU Athletics people group and will constantly believe her to be a Duke. We will miss her profoundly.”
Bernett, a sophomore, was a star catcher for the Dukes … furthermore, had quite recently had apparently her greatest week ever on the jewel for JMU.
In a game against College of Charleston on April 16, she recorded three hits and seven RBIs – – a JMU record. Only days after the fact, in a series against Drexel on April 23, she logged hits in seven of her nine at-bats.
On Monday, the CAA gave her its Player of the Week grant for her exhibitions.
Bernett – – who was batting .336 this season with nine homers – – was additionally a critical supporter of the James Madison crew that made a profound spat the 2021 Women’s College World Series.
“We love you, Lauren,” the JMU softball crew said in a tweet on Tuesday.
The group has dropped its Wednesday doubleheader against Longwood in wake of Bernett’s demise.
James Madison University softball player Lauren Bernett has passed on, the school reported Tuesday.
She was 20.
No reason for death was given and calls by USA TODAY Sports to the Rockingham County, Virginia Sheriff’s Department were not quickly returned.
The school additionally said Wednesday’s doubleheader against Longwood has been dropped.
“School games is extraordinary in view of individuals with whom we get to associate consistently. We are a tight family. We are thankful that Lauren has been important for our JMU Athletics people group and will constantly believe her to be a Duke. We will miss her beyond all doubt,” the school said in an articulation.
Bernett, a sophomore catcher from McDonald, Pennsylvania, was a critical supporter for James Madison keep going season while heading to the 2021 Women’s College World Series. The Dukes dominated matches against highest level and possible top dog Oklahoma and Oklahoma State prior to losing consecutive games to the Sooners in the elimination rounds.
The sun has risen in Harrisonburg.
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— James Madison Athletics (@JMUSports) July 1, 2022