Published August 02, 2012
CHICAGO (AP) – A 19-year-old Robert Morris University soccer player has died after collapsing during practice.
The Cook County medical examiner's office says Jesus Lupian of Des Plaines, Ill., collapsed on the field at the University of Illinois in Chicago on Wednesday evening. Officials say the Robert Morris team was using the UIC field as they worked to get ready for the upcoming season.
Robert Morris Provost Mablene Kruger says Lupian had just passed his sports physical. Kruger remembers the sophomore accounting student as ''a wonderful young man.''
"Everybody at Robert Morris is really devastated with his loss," added Krueger. "It is just awful and devastating."
"He had just passed his physical," Krueger said. "Practice had just started. Our community at Robert Morris is really devastated by this."