Here we go again…
Yet another college sports star passes away, "suddenly," with no explanation.
How are these young athletes, who are in amazing shape, continuing to die like this at a pace that I can honestly never recall seeing?
Thalia Chaverria, a junior from Bakersfield, California, was a standout soccer player at New Mexico State University.
The operative word there is "was" because Chaverria was found unresponsive at her home on Monday morning, reported KOAT.
NMSU Director of Athletics Mario Moccia confirmed that the star player had passed away only days after turning 20 years old, reported Fox News.
Moccia stated, "Yesterday, we lost an amazing young woman, and we are deeply saddened by the untimely passing of a member of our Aggie family.
"Thalia had a vibrant personality and those who were fortunate enough to spend time with her knew she had a bright future ahead of her.
"The New Mexico State community is very tight-knit, and this tragedy is felt throughout. Our most sincere thoughts and prayers go out to Thalia's family and friends in this time of mourning."
Police were called to her residence around 7 a.m. local time on Monday morning after a report was made about an unresponsive woman. When they arrived, Chaverria was pronounced dead.
The unexpected death is under investigation, but police noted that they "have no reason to believe Chaverria's death is suspicious or the result of criminal activity."
Head Coach Rob Baarts stated, "The sudden loss of Thalia has completely rocked our Aggie soccer families' world.
"T was an inspiration and rock to this team. She will be missed but not forgotten. Her spirit will be with us every day, on and off the pitch. I will always love you T!"
I know of one common thread that links all of the deaths of all of these college athletes, but I cannot say it for fear of being censored. I will leave it at that.