Jan. 10, 2011
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - LMU is saddened by news of the unexpected passing of men's soccer player David Kucera on Sunday, January 9. David was due to begin the spring semester of his sophomore year at LMU on Monday, January 10 when he passed away at his off-campus apartment in Marina del Rey. At this time, the cause of death is believed to be due to natural causes.
Kucera had recently completed his sophomore season as a member of LMU's WCC-champion men's soccer team. Named the team's co-Most Improved Player in 2010, Kucera made eight appearances in the Lion uniform and was integral in LMU's championship run by scoring his first career goal as the Lions rallied from a two-goal deficit to defeat Gonzaga 3-2 on November 7. A native of Cupertino, California, Kucera was a four-year letterwinner at Monta Vista High School. He was born on April 2, 1991 and was majoring in Entrepreneurship. He is survived by his parents, Jan Kucera and Tara Jolley.
"David was a well-rounded and well-loved member of our men's soccer family," Head Coach Paul Krumpe said. "He loved LMU and loved playing soccer. This is a sad day for our program and for the university."
Memorial services are pending.
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