Southern Calif. community mourning sudden death of girls soccer player

Southern Calif. community mourning sudden death of girls soccer player

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Southern Calif. community mourning sudden death of girls soccer player

The Southern California soccer community is mourning the loss of a 17-year-old who died suddenly late Sunday night.

Ashley Roth was a junior on the Bishop Amat (La Puente, Calif.) girls soccer team and a member of the Legends girls soccer club in Chino Hills. On Sunday night, Roth was found unresponsive in her West Covina home, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

The cause of death has not been determined, Los Angeles County Coroner’s officials told the Tribune. An autopsy is pending.

Chino Hills girls soccer coach Andy Plascencia, who was Roth’s club soccer coach with Legends, told the Tribune that Roth played with Legends in a showcase over the weekend. Plascencia said everything appeared fine with Roth when the games were finished and everyone went home.

“She was smiling, having fun and played almost every single minute,” Plascencia told the Tribune. “It’s a complete shock.”

Bishop Amat principal Richard Beck wrote a letter of support to Roth’s family and to students.

The Bishop Amat girls soccer team canceled its matches scheduled for Tuesday.

Many expressed support for Roth and her family on social media after her passing.

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