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Josie Seebeck accident [photo]

Tue, 06 Aug 2013 17:32:07 GMT

Josie Seebeck accident [photo]

Josie Seebeck, a native of Montgomery, Ala., was a midfielder for the MAC West champion Chippewas and ended her freshman season with MAC All-Freshman team honors. She had one goal and one assist on the year in 14 games.

Josie Seebeck, a sophomore on the Central Michigan University women’s soccer team, died this weekend following a car accident near Lansing.

Seebeck was driving with two of her teammates Friday afternoon when their vehicle crashed near Charlotte, Mich., in Eaton County.

The teammates were taken to the hospital, where Seebeck was pronounced dead at 11:40 p.m. Sunday night. One player remains in the hospital, while the other was released Saturday after spending the night for observation.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to Josie’s family, friends and teammates,” Director of Athletics Dave Heeke said in a statement. “Head coach Peter McGahey and Executive Associate Director of Athletics Marcy Weston have been at the hospital over the past few days, supporting those involved. This is a tough, tragic time for our soccer student-athletes and the entire CMU Chippewa family.”

CMU has not identified the other two players.

Police are not releasing further information about the accident because it is an open investigation.

She attended Ramstein High School in Germany, where she was a member of the 2012 European Tournament Champions squad and was named All-European Tournament MVP, totaling 20 goals and 16 assists in her senior year.

In addition to performing well on the field, Seebeck excelled in the classroom. According to her CMU Athletics profile page, she had a 3.87 GPA through her freshman year.

Grief counselors are available on campus for athletes, students, faculty and staff.

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