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NCAA Jul 12, 2023

New Mexico State University mourns passing of soccer player Thalia Chaverria

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State is mourning the loss of Thalia Chaverria, a junior soccer player from Bakersfield, Calif., who passed away suddenly on Monday morning.

Chaverria turned 20 years old on July 2 and was entering her third season with the Aggie program.

“The sudden loss of Thalia has completely rocked our Aggie soccer families’ world,” stated New Mexico State Head Soccer Coach Rob Baarts. “T was an inspiration and rock to this team. She will be missed but not forgotten. Her spirit will be with us everyday, on and off the pitch. I will always love you T!”

New Mexico State’s Director of Athletics, Mario Moccia, stated the following:

“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.”

The University is making grief counselors available to its student-athletes through the Aggie Health and Wellness Center to assist them in dealing with this tragedy. Condolences go out to Thalia’s family, friends and teammates as they grieve through this challenging time.

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