By: Emily Hutchison –
Around 9 a.m. Saturday, March 16, the Seton Hill women’s lacrosse bus veered off the turnpike and crashed into a tree, killing three. Coach Kristina Quigley, her unborn son, and the bus driver, Anthony Guaetta were among the three killed in this tragic accident. Many players had bumps and bruises, but none of these injuries could compare to the tragic loss of their coach and her unborn son. Seton Hill has cancelled upcoming games, and possibly the rest of the season.
Three recent Seton-La Salle graduates were on the bus that day, Emma Simmers, Alessandra Nicholas, and Nicole Nath. They are still in need of prayers and support for their grieving team, and it is our responsibility to keep our fellow Rebels in our prayers at this time, and through their season.
Overwhelming support for the team has been popping up all over social media since the accident. Lacrosse players from around the world have been posting pictures of their team showing love and support to the Seton Hill LAX team via Twitter, using the hashtag #Play4SHU. Many teams are wearing their crimson and gold in remembrance and respect for Seton Hill’s beloved Coach Kristina Quigley and her team. Along with sporting the team colors, various teams held prayer services and moments of silence in the team’s honor. Even though they may be competitors, the love of the game brought all of these people and teams together. Everyone was a SHU Griffin this week.