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UConn lacrosse player Testa killed in car accident

Published December 31. 2013 4:00AM   Updated December 31. 2013 4:35AM

Former UConn women's lacrosse player Brittney Testa died Friday morning in a car accident near the Storrs campus. Testa was a four-year player for the Huskies from 2010-13.

Testa was a key member of the program and helped UConn to its first NCAA tournament berth in 2013. She was the starting goalkeeper for the Huskies in 2011 and 2012 and played in a total of 36 career games with a 19-13 record as a starter.

"The entire University of Connecticut community and its Division of Athletics was deeply saddened by the loss of Brittney," UConn director of athletics Warde Manuel said in a press release.

"She was a great example of what the ideal student-athlete is - successful on the field of play, in the classroom and a positive member of the community. Brittney was a key factor in the development of our women's lacrosse program as it made its first-ever NCAA tournament appearance last spring. We send our deepest sympathy to Brittney's family and friends. We are also deeply touched by the messages of condolences that we have received from around the country, particularly from the lacrosse community."

Testa was the daughter of Karen Knox Testa and Glenn C. Testa of Bridgewater, Vt.; granddaughter of Doris Testa and Roberta Gately of Westwood, Mass.; and the late Robert F. Gately.

She was a graduate of Kimball Union Academy (Meriden, N.H.), where she was a multi-sport athlete. She also played for Revolution Lacrosse in Boston.

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