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NCAA Jul 06, 2020

Former Xavier University men’s soccer standout Derrick Otim passes away

Derrick Otim, who recently completed a remarkable college soccer career with Xavier University, passed away at age 24 this weekend. See below for the announcement released on Sunday night from Xavier Athletics:

CINCINNATI – Former men’s soccer standout Derrick Otim tragically died over the weekend in a swimming accident. The Nottingham, England, native was 24 years old.

Better known to all of us as Del, Derrick exemplified the spirit and hard work of a Xavier student-athlete. Not only did Del excel on the field of play, but his perseverance through off-the-field challenges demonstrated his character. The entire Xavier family grieves for Del and his family.

Otim played in 70 matches during his four-year career with the Musketeers, totaling seven goals and nine assists. The midfielder was named to the All-BIG EAST Third Team in 2019.

Information on memorial services have not been made available at this time.