Victor Lacrosse team honors former player

Updated: 05/08/2014 11:13 PM
Created: 05/08/2014 10:12 PM WHEC.com
By: Rachel Spotts

The Victor Varsity Lacrosse team took to the field Thursday for the first time since the death of one of their own. The game was about much more than lacrosse.

Alex Davis was found dead in a fraternity house in Geneseo where he was a college sophomore. There is still no word on what caused his death. 

The lacrosse players at Victor High School honored a former teammate in the best way they knew how--on the field with a moment of silence, initials on their helmets and a few words from a loved one.   

Laurie Cardillo, neighbor of Davis’s family, said, “I thought it was amazing. It's so nice to have a kid like Alex recognized.”

Before Victor Varsity Lacrosse team played against Pittsford, they took the opportunity to remember former teammate, Alex Davis.

Sam Byasse said, “This game, the team, we told ourselves that this game has got a little more meaning than everything else.”

With Davis’s initials on their helmets and his jersey number on their socks, the players say they’re showing love for a friend. Davis’s brother, KJ, also shared a few words.

Byasse said, “His brother talked to us before the game a little bit too and basically just told them that it would make him happy to get the win tonight for him.”

The team wasn’t able to get the win, but the coach says they played their hearts out. 

Jim Andre, Victor Lacrosse Head Coach, said, “We're all hurting this week, but his parents and his brother made it very clear that they want us to play hard and do something that Alex loved, and that's play lacrosse.”

People at the game say the game was really a key part of the grieving process. The next part of the process is the funeral for Davis, which is Friday. 

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