UMass Amherst Lacrosse Player Aidan Kaminska Dead at 19


The University of Massachusetts Amherst pays tribute to student-athletes Aidan Kaminska following his heartbreaking death.

According to a statement posted to the UMass Athletics WebsiteThe lacrosse player, who was 19 years old, died May 30, at the age of 29. “The Massachusetts athletics department extends condolences to Aidan’s family, friends, teammates and coaches,”The message was read by the school. The NCAA Tweet, “We join the University of Massachusetts Amherst in mourning the loss of Aidan Kaminska.”

Although the cause of death has not been released publicly for the sophomore communications major, it is possible to access an online report. Obituary for Aidan notes that he “passed away unexpectedly”in the morning on Memorial Day.

“Aidan was known for his infectious smile, being a good friend, and a tremendous athlete,”The tribute to Long Island’s native was read. “He started playing lacrosse at a young age as part of the newly-formed lacrosse program at Port Jefferson.”

After earning accolades for both lacrosse and football in high school, Aidan went on to join UMass Amherst’s Minutemen lacrosse team. Recently, the Colonial Athletic Association’s All-Tournament Team named Aidan as a midfielder.

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