The Northwestern State Demons at Nicholls Colonels soccer recreation on Saturday has been canceled, the varsity announced on Thursday.
The sport was canceled following the passing of Northwestern State junior security Ronnie Caldwell early Thursday morning.
“The Northwestern State household has suffered an amazing loss,” NSU head soccer coach Brad Laird stated. “Ronnie Caldwell was a younger man who had a vibrant future forward of him on or off the soccer subject. He was our voice within the locker room. When Ronnie spoke, others listened. The respect our soccer staff had for Ronnie was evident. He didn’t play a snap this 12 months due to an damage, however his voice resonated with each member of our staff from the primary participant to the one hundred and fifteenth on our roster.
“Our hearts are damaged and ache for Ronnie’s household and associates. His loss might be felt right here at Northwestern State, in Natchitoches and in his dwelling. We are going to treasure the time we spent with Ronnie and the reminiscences we made, and we’ll maintain him and his household in our hearts as we try to maneuver ahead within the days and weeks forward.”
Caldwell died from accidents suffered after he was shot a number of occasions, in response to the Natchitoches Police Division in Natchitoches, La. Caldwell, who hails from Austin, Texas, was 21 years previous.
Caldwell had not but performed this season after struggling an damage in fall camp. Final season, he appeared in all 11 video games and began 10, ending seventh on the staff in tackles.
“We’re surprised and saddened by the sudden lack of Ronnie Caldwell,” NSU Director of Athletics Kevin Bostian stated. “Ronnie was a faithful teammate, good friend, brother and son. His teammates, coaches and workers members who had the pleasure of figuring out Ronnie will keep in mind his ever-present smile and the way in which he might mild up any room when he walked in. Phrases actually can’t specific the heartache we really feel for Ronnie, his household, his teammates and our college group.”
Per the varsity, choices on enjoying the remaining video games on their schedule “…might be made because the season progresses.” Northwestern State’s subsequent scheduled contest is Saturday Oct. 21 at dwelling towards the Southeastern Louisiana Lions.
On account of the cancellation, Nicholls’ subsequent recreation might be Saturday, Oct. 21 after they journey to face the Texas A&M-Commerce Lions. The sport will kickoff at 4:30pm ET and will probably be streamed stay through ESPN+.