Madie Nicpon, a junior defender on the Tufts women’s lacrosse team, died in an accident on Saturday, according to a letter from the Tufts Office of the President. The cause of her death is not yet known.
Nicpon, a native of Suffern, New York, played three games for the Jumbos last season and majored in biopsychology. She was also a member of the field hockey and track teams in high school and graduated in the top 10 percent of her class as a member of the National Honor Society. She was set to graduate from Tufts in 2023.
More than 3,000 students, staff, and faculty gathered over the weekend to mourn her loss.
“The number of community members who turned out to lend support to each other, to Madie’s friends, and to her family was a testament to how many lives Madie touched during her time at Tufts,” School Officials wrote in the letter.
A GoFundMe to assist Madie Nicpon’s family with funeral and medical expenses has raised more than $123,000 as of Tuesday afternoon.
“Her contagious smile and laughter lit up every room,” the GoFundMe organizers wrote. “Her generosity and kindness has left a lasting impact on those around her.”
Lacrosse All Stars was unable to confirm any more details about what happened to Madie Nicpon. We wish her family and friends strength following this tragedy.
Now for the other lacrosse news from the week of Oct. 12-18, 2021.
Last Week in Lacrosse
The US Lacrosse Fall Classic was held over the weekend as the men’s and women’s USA National Teams and Canadian National Teams competed in friendly competition. TheVirginia men’s lacrosse team and Boston College women’s lacrosse team, the two reigning national champions, also participated.
The PLL is holding a competition in honor of the league’s second anniversary. PLL Play Day will be on Oct. 22 and consists of many social media competitions with the chance to win prizes.
The American Boy Brawl was earlier this month and consisted of Virginia, Lehigh, Penn State, and Richmond competing in fall scrimmages for a good cause.
A former Virginia lacrosse player who attempted to be released early from his 25-year sentence was denied. George Huguely V was convicted of second-degree murder back in 2010.
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