HARRISONBURG, Va. (KDKA) – A James Madison University softball player from McDonald has died.
Lauren Bernett was a “key member” of James Madison’s Women’s College World Series team last year, President Jonathan Alger and Athletics Director Jeff Bourne said in a joint statement.
“College athletics is great because of the people we interact with every day. We are a close family. We’re grateful that Lauren was part of our JMU athletics community and will always think of her as Duke. We will miss her very much,” the statement said.
Bernett was a sophomore with a biology major and was a member of the National Honor Society, according to her bio on James Madison’s website. She has two brothers and two sisters.
Before joining James Madison, she played at South Fayette High School.
The university did not say how she died.
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