Women’s lacrosse player dies in weekend car crash

Julia Sarcona (University of Colorado)

Senior attacker for CU’s women’s lacrosse team Julia Sarcona, 21, died in a car accident on Saturday, Jan. 13, as reported earlier this afternoon by the University.

Sarcona was driving along Colo. Route 119, also known as Boulder Canyon Road, when her Subaru Forester veered off the road and struck a tree, according to the Colorado State Patrol. She was the only passenger in the vehicle, as the Boulder Daily Camera reported earlier today.

“On behalf of all of us in the CU Athletic Department we are heartbroken at the loss of Julia,” said CU Atheltic Directory Rick George in the statement.

Head coach for the women’s lacrosse team Ann Elliot added, “our thoughts and all our love is with [Sarcona’s] family as I cannot even imagine what they are going through”

Sarcona, a Northport, N.Y. native, was majoring in public relations within the College of Media, Communication and Information at the University of Colorado.

She played lacrosse at CU for all of her college career, debuting as a freshman in 2015 vs. the University of Denver.

Sarcona is survived by her parents, Joseph and Alessandra, in addition to her brother, Matthew, and sister, Nina.

The CU Independent will have more details on this story as information is released.

Counseling and Psychiatric Services offer free and confidential resources for affected students. 

Contact CU Independent Head Sports Editor Justin Guerriero at justin.guerriero@colorado.edu and follow him on Twitter @TheHungry_Hippo

Justin Guerriero

Justin Guerriero is a senior managing editor for the CUI from Pittsburgh, PA, who fell in love with the mountains upon touring CU Boulder for the first time prior to his freshman year. He studies broadcast production with minors in history and communication. Follow him on Twitter @TheHungry_Hippo

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