California Golden Bears soccer participant Bryce Turner died Saturday days after he suffered a “medical emergency” close to his household residence in Southern California, the staff introduced. He was 19.
Bryce Turner — a sophomore cornerback for the College of California, Berkeley, soccer staff — was hospitalized final week following the medical emergency throughout a non-team exercise close to his household’s residence in Lakewood, East Bay Instances reported.
“Our hearts are damaged with this unimaginable tragedy,” Cal athletic director Jim Knowlton mentioned in a assertion on Saturday.
“Bryce was a younger man with a vibrant future and a valued member of our soccer staff and the Cal household. His life was taken far too quickly and he shall be deeply missed,” he added. “Our ideas and prayers are with Bryce’s household, associates, teammates and coaches throughout this tough time, and we are going to do all that we are able to to help one another, his household, our college students and the whole Cal neighborhood by the grieving course of.”
His household introduced the hospitalization in a press release on Thursday, however offered no additional particulars concerning the medical episode or his situation.
Turner reportedly collapsed and fell right into a coma whereas he was within the hospital.
Turner attended St. John Bosco Excessive College and Lengthy Seaside Metropolis School in 2016 earlier than becoming a member of the Cal Bears. He performed in a single sport this 12 months, in line with East Bay Instances.
The 19-year-old was mourned by his coach and his teammates.
“We’re so deeply saddened by Bryce’s passing. That is a particularly tough day for everybody,” coach Justin Wilcox mentioned.
Cal cornerback Traveon Beck, Turner’s longtime good friend, tweeted he by no means thought he must “bury one in all my bestfriends.”
“Man tears gained’t cease falling as i sort this,” Beck wrote on Twitter. “we been rocking since seventh grade at Tetzlaff.. then highschool at Bosco now School at Cal. Phrases can’t clarify how i really feel however i really like you brother. By no means would i’ve thought I’d should bury one in all my bestfriends. See you in heaven.”