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Westchester Varsity Soccer Player, 16, Dies After Injury In Game

Thomas Jakelich Photo Credit: Facebook
Thomas Jakelich, a Bronxville resident, was a student at Loyola School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Photo Credit: Facebook

This story has been updated.

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Thomas Jakelich, a 16-year-old Bronxville resident who plays on the boys soccer team at the Loyola School on the Upper East Side, died Monday night after he was hurt in a varsity game Monday afternoon at Randall's Island, according to reports.

The school said Jakelich, a sophomore at the prestigious Catholic prep school, was injured in a game against United Nations International School in a "nonviolent collision" did not specify the nature of the injury and the cause of death is still being determined by the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The collision caused internal bleeding which led to Jakelich's death, according to the New York Daily News.

“Out of respect for the privacy of Thomas’ loved ones and that of our students, we offer no other comment beyond our profound sadness at the loss of a beloved member of the Loyola School family," the school's president, Tony Oroszlany, said in an email statement.

Jakelich underwent numerous surgeries before he was pronounced dead after complaining of a pain in his side, according to the New York Post.

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