The 2023 Southeastern Louisiana Lions at Northwestern State Demons soccer sport has been moved to Thursday, each faculties have announced.
The competition, initially scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 21, will now be performed on Thursday, Oct. 19 at NSU’s Harry Turpin Stadium in Natchitoches, La. The sport will kickoff at 8:00pm ET / 7:00pm CT and can be streamed stay through ESPN+.
The sport was moved following the passing of Northwestern State junior security Ronnie Caldwell final Thursday. The choice to maneuver this contest got here after Northwestern State realized that the wake and funeral providers for Caldwell can be held on Friday and Saturday in Austin, Texas. Shifting the sport will permit the Northwestern State gamers to attend the providers.
On Friday, Caldwell’s roommate, 27-year outdated John McIntosh, was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm within the presence of a managed harmful substance. It’s not currently known if the arrest is related with Caldwell’s loss of life.
Following Caldwell’s loss of life, Northwestern State’s head coach and athletics director each launched statements.
“The Northwestern State household has suffered an incredible loss,” NSU head soccer coach Brad Laird mentioned. “Ronnie Caldwell was a younger man who had a vivid future forward of him on or off the soccer discipline. 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 harm, however his voice resonated with each member of our staff from the primary participant to the a hundred and fifteenth on our roster.
“Our hearts are damaged and ache for Ronnie’s household and mates. His loss can be felt right here at Northwestern State, in Natchitoches and in his residence. 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.”
“We’re surprised and saddened by the sudden lack of Ronnie Caldwell,” NSU Director of Athletics Kevin Bostian mentioned. “Ronnie was a loyal teammate, buddy, brother and son. His teammates, coaches and workers members who had the pleasure of realizing Ronnie will keep in mind his ever-present smile and the best way he may gentle up any room when he walked in. Phrases actually can not specific the heartache we really feel for Ronnie, his household, his teammates and our college group.”