Loyola lacrosse player dies
By Matt Palmer
Two weeks after the Loyola University Maryland men’s lacrosse team won the national championship, the program is mourning the death of one of the players.
Adam Pomper died June 12, according to the school but a cause has yet to be revealed.
A native of Huntington, N.Y., and a graduate of St. Anthony’s High School there, Pomper was a communication major.
“As a coach and father, my heart goes out to Adam’s family and friends, as we are deeply saddened to learn of his passing,” coach Charley Toomey said in a statement. “I don’t know that there are words adequate to describe the feelings of loss and grief we feel in the Loyola Lacrosse family. We will continue to look to each other for strength as we keep Adam’s family in our prayers.”
Athletic director Jim Paquette said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of Adam. On behalf of our administration, coaches and student-athletes, I would like to extend my condolences to Adam’s parents, brothers, friends and relatives. We realize this is a difficult time for all who knew Adam, and Loyola is committed to providing compassionate spiritual and emotional support for members of our community.”
A viewing for Pomper will be held June 15 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at M.A. Connell Funeral Home
in Huntington Station, N.Y. A Funeral Mass will be held June 16 at 9:30 a.m. at Church of St. Patrick
According to the school, Loyola is offering counseling resources through its counseling center, counseling center website, and campus ministry. The school said all members of the Loyola community are encouraged to take advantage of these services.
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