Lynchburg player dies in car accident
Anna Wright, Lynchburg's starting goalie last season on a team which made the Final Four, was killed in a single-car crash, the News and Advance of Lynchburg, Va., reported. Wright had just turned 21 a month earlier.
Wright was coming off an outstanding junior season in which she was named to the ODAC All-Conference honorable mention team and started 23 of the team's 25 games.
She allowed just 10 goals all season and saved 64 out of a total of 142 shots she faced en route to a 17-3-3 record before tearing an ACL in the NCAA Tournament.
"Our hearts go out to Anna's family and the LC women's soccer team," the newspaper reported Stephanie McLemore, the school's chaplain and director of church relations, as saying.
Hanover (Va.) County sheriff's Capt. Michael J. Trice said the crash was reported at 7:19 a.m.