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The college lacrosse community is mourning the death of a 21-year-old junior on the men’s team at Manhattanville College in Purchase (NY) who was killed early Sunday in a crash reportedly involving a drunk driver.
Robby Schartner of Brookfield, CT was hit about 5 a.m. Sunday along Westchester Avenue near the Anderson Hill Road overpass by 24-year-old Emma Fox of Rye, NY, who is expected to be arraigned Monday and charges involving drunk driving and manslaughter, according to DailyVoice.com.
Schartner, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound attackman, was entering his third season with the Valiants. Last season, he appeared in 10 games and started the final eight contests, scoring the first three goals of his collegiate career and adding an assist for four points.
A 2013 graduate of Brookfield High School, Schartner played three years of lacrosse and one year of soccer for the Bobcats.
He is survived by his parents Peter Schartner and Donna Hall, brother Anthony and sisters Alexis and Nicole.
Manhattanville President Michael Geisler, Ph.D. wrote the following in an email to Manhattanville students, faculty and staff this afternoon:
“In his three years as a men’s lacrosse player Robert earned his spot on the team the hard way. It was not easy for him, but the sacrifices he made inspired the team and epitomized what it means to be a scholar-athlete at Manhattanville. The level of Robert’s commitment to his team could never come into question; whatever he was asked to do, he did with a smile on his face. That was his understanding of what it means to be a true teammate. He loved the sport of lacrosse, he loved his teammates and he loved being a Manhattanville lacrosse player. … We are all in shock and we extend our prayers and condolences to his family members and friends.”
Staff from the Manhattanville Counseling Center will be available throughout the evening and all week for members of the Manhattanville community, the college said in a statement.
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