Police investigate the death of a New Mexico State University women’s soccer player after she was found «unresponsive» at her residence early Monday morning. she was 20
NMSU Director of Athletics Mario Moccia confirmed in a statement Tuesday that Thalia Chaverria, a junior from Bakersfield, Calif., he died «suddenly» a few days after his 20th birthday.
«We lost an incredible young woman yesterday and we are deeply saddened by the untimely passing of a member of our Aggie family,» Moccia said. «Thalia had a vibrant personality and those lucky enough to spend time with her knew that she had a bright future ahead of her.»
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«The New Mexico State community is very close and this tragedy is felt everywhere. Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with Thalia’s family and friends at this time of grief.»
The Las Cruces Police Department responded to a residence in the area around 7 a.m. local time for reports of an «unresponsive female.» Once at the scene, police and fire personnel discovered that Chaverria had died.
Police are continuing their investigation, but said they «have no reason to believe that Chaverría’s death is suspicious or the result of criminal activity.»
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Chaverria was entering her third season as a defenseman for the Aggies. She played a key role in helping NMSU win its first conference title in school history for Women’s Footballstarter in 20 games where he recorded two assists.
He finished his sophomore campaign in fourth place in total minutes played.
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«The sudden loss of Thalia has completely shaken the world of our Aggie soccer families,» head coach Rob Baarts said in a statement.
«T was an inspiration and a rock to this team. She will be missed but not forgotten. Her spirit will be with us every day, on and off the field. I will always love you T!»