James Madison Cancels Remainder of Season After Lauren Bernett’s Death

May 3, 2022

James Madison announced Monday the remainder of its softball season will be canceled after the death of catcher Lauren Bernett.

Bernett died by suicide April 26, per the Western Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Virginia. She was 20.

“This was an extremely difficult decision and one that was not made lightly,” James Madison softball coach Loren LaPorte said in a statement. “We are so grateful for the support of our fans all season and for the love from the softball community during the past week.

Source: Sports Illustrated
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