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W-League Mourns Price's Passing
Former Tampa Bay player dies tragically

W-League News Release

Monday, March 4, 2013

TAMPA, Fla. - The W-League is mourning the passing of former player Rachel Price, who was killed in an automobile accident Thursday evening near her hometown of Melbourne, Fla.

Price, a member of the 2010 Tampa Bay Hellenic W-League squad, was a forward from West Melbourne and completed her freshman season at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg with three goals and one assist in four games played.

"Words cannot describe the loss of Rachel Price to Eckerd College,” Eckerd Head Coach Danielle Fotopoulos said in a statement on the school website. “She was a strong, confident woman and a friend. She was successful in anything she put her mind to. It was an honor to get to be her coach and she taught us all, as a team, to put everything on the line. Rachel fought for her life to play soccer and now not even being with us, continues to bless us. May God bless her family and help them find peace."

Price was the Class 5A and 6A Player of the Year in Florida during her high school career at Melbourne High. She was the Florida Today All-Space Coast Player of the Year in 2011. She was also a member of the U.S. U-18 National Team.


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