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posted 04.05.2013 at 3.50 p.m. by Corey McLaughlin

Seton Hill Cancels Rest of Women's Lacrosse Season

After engaging in discussions on whether to play the final five games of its women's lacrosse season, Seton Hill University on Friday canceled the rest of the schedule, citing the "great care and concern for the physical health and emotional well-being of our students."

The Seton Hill athletic department had previously canceled all of the Griffins' games through April 6 in the wake of the March 16 team bus crash near Carlisle, Pa., that killed head coach Kristie Quigley, 30, her unborn son and the bus driver.

Seton Hill held a 3-1 record and was headed to a Saturday game at Millersville at the time of the crash. Two other people were seriously injured and 19 others spent time in hospitals.

Investigations have since determined that the bus driver, Anthony Guaetta, 61, did not have drugs or alcohol in his system at the time of the wreck, nor did he have a medical emergency or any underlying medical issues at the time.

Support for Quigley and Seton Hill has poured in since the crash. A fund for the Quigley family and her young son, Gavin, has raised more than $70,000 as of Friday. Lacrosse teams from all levels around the country have held moments of silence and worn Seton Hill's school colors — maroon and gold — in tribute before and during games. The Facebook page "Play 4 Seton Hill" has more than 11,000 likes and hundreds of tribute photos from around the country.