College mourns pregnant Pa. coach killed in crash
GREENSBURG, Pa. -- A small Catholic college outside Pittsburgh mourned the loss of a women's lacrosse coach who died with her unborn child when the team bus crashed on the way to a game, remembering her yesterday as warm, outgoing and a natural leader.
At a Seton Hill University baseball game, team members and fans observed a minute of silence for the crash victims. The driver of the bus also died. With players in the background, students and other mourners visited a tribute set up in front of a lacrosse net next to the baseball field. Bouquets of flowers, stuffed animals, a lacrosse stick, a whistle and a candle sat in front of a team photo and signs reading "In memoriam -- Kristina Quigley -- Forever a Griffin."
Players and coaches were among 23 people aboard when the bus hit a tree Saturday morning on the Pennsylvania Turnpike outside Harrisburg. The team was headed to an afternoon game at Millersville University, about 50 miles away. Police are investigating the cause.
Head coach Quigley, 30, of Greensburg, died of her injuries at a hospital, Cumberland County officials said. She was about six months pregnant, and her unborn son didn't survive. The bus driver, Anthony Guaetta, 61, of Johnstown, died at the scene.
Saturday's game and a home game Sunday were canceled, and Seton Hill, a Catholic liberal arts school of about 2,500 students, planned a memorial Mass on campus Sunday.
Mike Scerbo, Duquesne University women's lacrosse coach, hired Quigley as an assistant in 2008. A Duquesne alum, she next went to South Carolina to start Erskine College's NCAA Division II program. She then took the top job at Seton Hill for the 2012 season.
Quigley, a Baltimore native, was married and had a young son, Gavin, the school said.