Kentucky HS Soccer Player Dies on Field | Athletic Business

Kentucky HS Soccer Player Dies on Field

A Kentucky high school soccer player died this week after he collapsed on the field following team training drills.

St. Henry High School junior soccer player Matt Mangine died suddenly Tuesday evening.

The school put out a statement Wednesday morning:

“Our hearts are breaking, and we are beyond devastated this morning with the news that a member of the St. Henry Boys’ Soccer Team collapsed on the field during training last night and passed away,” said principal David Otte, according to the local NBC affiliate. “We extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends and we are praying for them during this very difficult time."

St. Henry is making counselors available for students who need support. A cause of death was not immediately reported.

Mangine’s family released the following statement following their son’s death:

"We are heartbroken from the tragic loss of our beloved son, brother, and grandchild Matthew Mangine Jr. Our family's grief is immeasurable and a bright light in the world has been extinguished all too soon. Please respect the privacy of our family and allow us the time to mourn privately."

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