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JC star McAvoy remembered as leader
April 21st, 2014 5:01PM

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[OBITUARY] Herkimer County Community College is in mourning following the death of its popular soccer star, 22-year-old Scotsman, Peter McAvoy, who collapsed and was unresponsive in his campus apartment at the upstate New York school on Saturday. The 2013 NSCAA National Player of the Year was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

McAvoy, an All-American defender, captained the Generals to their third straight NJCAA Division III title in 2013. He also starred on their 2012 championship team.

Pepe Aragon, who has coached Herkimer to 10 national titles, advised his players of McAvoy's death on Saturday night, and they gathered at his house on Sunday.

“We’ve spent most of the last day together," Aragon told the Herkimer Journal. "There were ups and downs -- a lot more ups, though. Pete had an amazing personality. He was always the one who lifted us up. He was the character and comedian of the team -- a real leader on and off the field.”

An investigation into McAvoy's death is underway and an autopsy is being scheduled.


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