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The University of Massachusetts Amherst was dropped mourning the death of the famous lacrosse player Aidan Kaminska this week after the 19-year-old Long Island native died “unexpectedly” on Monday morning.
On Wednesday, the university released a statement confirming Kaminska’s death and offered her condolences to her second-year family and friends.
“Massachusetts athletics are saddened to announce the loss of Aidan Kaminska, a male lacrosse student-athlete who disappeared on Monday May 30. Kaminska, communications specialist from Port Jefferson, NY, was a second Minutemen midfielder. He was 19 years old. Years,” the statement read.
“The Massachusetts Department of Athletics extends its condolences to Aidan’s family, friends, teammates and coaches. University resources are available for members of the UMass community to use during this difficult time.”
Before joining the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team, where he was named Member of the CAA All-Rookie Team in 2022Kaminska won the World Series of Youth Lacrosse (WSYL) in 2016 with his travel team and was captain of his high school’s football and lacrosse teams.
An obituary for Kaminska said he “died unexpectedly” on Remembrance Day.
“Aidan was known for his contagious smile, for being a good friend and an exceptional athlete”, his family wrote.
Kaminska’s family said they loved baby animals and made people laugh. He enjoyed the outdoors and cooking and was “an inspiration to many”.