A 17-year-old Massachusetts lacrosse player died when the boat she was riding crashed and she was ejected into the water on Cape Cod Friday night.
Sadie Mauro, a rising senior at Dover-Sherborn High School, went missing in Sesuit Harbor, which is located on Cape Cod’s north shore, at around 9 p.m.
Coast Guard and local dive teams recovered Mauro’s body from a nearby beach 90 minutes after the boat crashed into a jetty in the harbor.
“Sadie’s smile could light up a room, she had a heart of gold and the sweetest spirit,” Dover-Sherborn High School Principal John Smith said in a letter to the community, obtained by Boston 25 News.
“She had such a strong sense of self and had a love for adventure and anything outdoors. A hardworking student and great athlete, Sadie was genuine and effortlessly kind.”
Mauro was a part of the 2021 and 2022 Dover-Sherborn Girl’s Lacrosse state championship team, and was a defender/midfielder for the Mass Elite lacrosse club, according to her IWLCA profile.
Mauro had committed to playing lacrosse at Division III powerhouse Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, according to her LinkedIn page.
“The Dover-Sherborn community is strong and is known for its strength and resiliency in the face of unimaginable tragedy. We will continue to support each other in the days and weeks ahead as we surround Sadie’s family, friends and loved ones with care and love,” Dover-Sherborn Public Schools Superintendent Beth McCoy said. “I will be hugging my children extra tight this evening – I am sure you will do the same.”
Mauro was one of six people that had been in the boat before the crash. A 17-year-old male suffered a head laceration and was taken to Cape Cod Hospital.
Search crews sent out dive teams to search for debris from the boat on Saturday.
Police have not announced if charges were filed as they continue to investigate the fatal crash.
SOURCE: New york post