Cosmas Catanzaro, a Catholic Central Excessive College graduate and sophomore tight finish at Wittenberg College, died on Friday.
In an electronic mail to college students, college and workers, Wittenberg President Mike Frandsen wrote, “Cosmas ‘Cossy’ Catanzaro (2021 class) handed away after collapsing whereas jogging earlier immediately. We prolong our deepest sympathy and prayers to his household, buddies, professors, soccer teammates, and our complete campus group.”
A second of silence for Catanzaro, 20, was held on the Catholic Central boys basketball sport in opposition to West Liberty-Salem at Jason Collier Gymnasium and the Wittenberg males’s basketball sport in opposition to Bryant-Stratton at Pam Evans Smith Enviornment on Friday night time.
At Catholic Central, this was learn by the general public tackle announcer: “Cossy, a 2017 graduate of Catholic Central, excelled as a four-year member of the soccer, baseball and basketball groups. He was additionally a Kairos chief and recipient of the distinguished Gold Shoe Award. By his perspective and fervour, Cossy really exemplified what it means to be a Catholic Central student-athlete. He’ll endlessly be remembered as a loving son, brother and good friend to all.”
Catanzaro lettered final fall in his second season with the Wittenberg soccer staff. He was a third-string tight finish and longsnapper. His brother Dominic, a linebacker additionally from Catholic Central, is a freshman on the staff.
“Cossy was a fantastic child,” Wittenberg coach Joe Fincham stated. “He was actually revered and appreciated equally by his teammates. He was that sort of child campus extensive. The Catholic Central household is a really tight-knit group of individuals. There have been a stream of individuals coming into the ER after we had been there. It was heartbreaking, but it surely’s such a formidable group. Cossy was a tough employee. He at all times got here to follow, weightlifting, no matter it was. Folks simply appreciated being round him. I did, too.”
I solely knew this glorious man for two years however in these 2 years Cosmas Catanzaro grew to become my brother and a fantastic good friend. Please preserve the Catanzaro household in your ideas and prayers. Relaxation in peace my brother 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/9A9X9KKpbh
— Kameron Caudle (@KamCaudle65) December 28, 2018
I spent 2 years, and plenty of days and enjoyable nights with my man Cossy, he grew to become my brother & teammate & a fantastic good friend. He was a tremendous particular person to be round and I am glad I acquired to share in part of his life. Relaxation straightforward #89 pic.twitter.com/WBt6xgg9CN
— Shake’n Bake (@JoshuaAlanBaker) December 29, 2018
RIP #89… innocent, younger soul gone means too quickly 🙏🏻
— Jake Kennedy ♛ (@jdk6_) December 28, 2018
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