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October 4, 2012 at 4:37 AM

Bishop Blanchet to hold memorial service for former goalkeeper Austen Everett

Bishop Blanchet is holding a memorial service on Thursday for former Blanchet goalkeeper Austen Everett, who passed away in August after battling non-Hodgkins lymphoma since 2008.

Everett graduated from Blanchet in 2005 and then played for the University of California Santa Barbara and the University of Miami. The memorial service will take place at 3:45 p.m. on Thursday before Blanchet’s 4 p.m. game against Bainbridge.

Click here for the link to the Austen Everett Foundation. According to the website, the foundation has already raised more than $15,000.

Here is the information Blanchet coach Nils Dahlgren provided about Austen and the memorial service:

Austen was a four-year varsity keeper at Bishop Blanchet before graduating to play for UCSB and the University of Miami. She had been battling non-Hodgkins lymphoma since 2008. During her fight with cancer she began the Austen Everett Foundation, which connects college and professional athletes with children fighting cancer or life-threatening illnesses. She passed away August 14th, 2012.

There will be a memorial service at 3:45pm on October 4th at Bishop Blanchet’s Naish Field before the 4:00 p.m. game against Bainbridge.

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