Loyola (Md.) lacrosse player dies

June 13, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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HUNTINGTON, N.Y., June 13 (UPI) -- Adam Pomper, a freshman attacker on the Loyola University (Md.) lacrosse team, died Tuesday in his hometown of Huntington, N.Y., the university said.

Pomper played in one game as a freshman for the national champion Greyhounds. The cause of death was not publicly released, The Baltimore Sun reported.

"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," Athletic director Jim Paquette said. "We realize this is a difficult time for all who knew Adam, and Loyola is committed to providing compassionate spiritual and emotional for members of our community."

"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 Charles 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 at each other for strength as we keep Adam's family in our prayers."

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