Duquesne Mourns the Loss of Former Lacrosse Player Kristie (Trionfo) Quigley

March 16, 2013

PITTSBURGH - Duquesne University is mourning the loss of former lacrosse player Kristina (Trionfo) Quigley who was among two people who lost their lives in a bus crash Saturday morning on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

The 30-year-old Quigley, who was six months pregnant, was in her second season as head women's lacrosse coach at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pa. She was accompanying her team to a match at Millerville University when the accident occurred.

Quigley played lacrosse for Duquesne under former head coach Kim Eldridge in 2002 and 2003 while completing her undergraduate degree in secondary education. She served as a volunteer assistant at DU under current head coach Mike Scerbo in 2007.

The Maryland native was hired as the first women's lacrosse coach at Erskine College in Due West, S.C. in 2007 before moving on to Seton Hill.

She is survived by her husband, Glenn Quigley and son, Gavin.

Duquesne University Director of Athletics Greg Amodio:
"We at Duquesne University join Seton Hill University in mourning loss of Kristina. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Quigley family as well as the Seton Hill community as they cope with this terrible loss."

Duquesne head women's lacrosse coach Mike Scerbo:
"Kristie was a great coach and mentor, but more importantly she was a wonderful person. She had so much passion for lacrosse, life and most importantly her family. She will be missed."

Seton Hill University will offer a memorial Mass for Kristina and the driver of the bus, who also died as a result of the crash, and for all those injured, on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. in Saint Joseph Chapel on the University's campus.




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