Former Miami goalie Austen Everett, 25, dies

Austen Everett, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma

while she was a member of Miami’s women’s soccer team in 2008, has

died, her family said. She was 25.

Everett died Tuesday at a hospice facility in Colorado. She was

on the Hurricanes’ roster as a goalkeeper from 2007 through


Within a year of her diagnosis, she was back on the Hurricanes’

practice field and founded the Austen Everett Foundation, which

would have athletes spend time with children with cancer and other

terminal diseases. Her family intends to keep the foundation


Miami plans a candlelight vigil in the coming days, along with

other tributes.

A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday at St. Joseph

Catholic Church in Seattle, Everett’s hometown.