Thalia Chaverria Wiki – Thalia Chaverria Biography
Thalia Chaverria, a New Mexico State University soccer player preparing for her junior year at the school, died suddenly just days after her 20th birthday.
Thalia Chaverria was found unconscious in her New Mexico home Monday morning and was pronounced dead by emergency services. She turned 20 on July 2 and was ready to begin her junior year at New Mexico State and her third season playing defenseman for the Aggies women’s soccer team. “Yesterday we lost an incredible young woman and we are deeply saddened by the untimely passing of a member of our Aggie family,” New Mexico State Director of Athletics Mario Moccia said in a statement Tuesday. “Thalia had a vibrant personality and those lucky enough to spend time with her knew that she had a bright future ahead of her.” The Las Cruces Police Department responded to Chaverria’s home around 7 a.m. Las Cruces police officers are investigating her death, but added that detectives “have no reason to believe that Chaverria’s death is suspicious or the result of criminal activity,” according to local reports.
Thalia Chaverria was 20 years old.
New Mexico State soccer player dead at 20 after being found ‘unresponsive’
The death of the college athlete is felt throughout the “close-knit” community in the state of New Mexico, Moccia said. Chaverria helped her team win its first conference title in school history after three shutout victories in the WAC Tournament her sophomore year. She also saw the fourth most time on the field among her teammates last season. “The sudden loss of Thalia has completely shaken the world of our Aggie soccer families,” head coach Rob Baarts said. “She was an inspiration and a rock for this team. We will miss her but we will not forget her. Her spirit will be with us every day, on and off the field. I will always love you T!” Friends of Chaverria’s family have started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for her parents to transport her body from New Mexico to her hometown of Bakersfield, California. “She was a sister to hers two brothers to hers, a daughter and a loving canine mother to her fur babies,” organizers wrote of the college student. “She was loved by many. Her long, beautiful curly hair and her smile will forever be etched in our memories.”