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Former Dundalk great Quigley dies in bus crash with her Seton Hill women’s team on PA Turnpike

Sunday, 17th March 2013

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 3/17/13
From Staff Reports and Press Releases

Dundalk High graduate Kristina Quigley, 30, the head coach for the Seton Hill University women’s lacrosse team, was one of two that died when her team’s bus crashed near Carlisle, Pa., on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Saturday morning.

Quigley, of Greensburg, Pa., was six months pregnant, and her unborn child also died. Quigley died after being flown by helicopter to Penn State Hershey Medical Center, according to turnpike spokesman Bill Capone.

Quigley, whose maiden name was Trionfo, starred at Dundalk and helped the team reach the Class 3A-2A South Regional semifinal in her senior year, 2001. She played two seasons at Duquesne.

She earned a degree in secondary education and coaching one year at her alma mater and then at Erskine College in South Carolina before getting the job at Seton Hill for the 2012 season.

Quigley had just begun her second season with the Seton Hill after winning 11 games in her first season.
The 30-year-old Quigley, who was six months pregnant, was accompanying her team to a game at Millerville University when the accident occurred.

Quigley is survived by her husband, Glenn Quigley and son, Gavin.

Seton Hill University Assistant Dean of Students Jaimie Steel statement:

“The Seton Hill University community is deeply saddened by the tragic bus accident that occurred today We are mourning the loss of our head women’s lacrosse coach, Kristina Quigley, and her unborn son. The University extends deepest sympathy to Kristina Quigley’s husband and family.”

The driver of the bus, Anthony Guaetta, was also killed.

Duquesne University Director of Athletics Greg Amodio:

“We at Duquesne University join Seton Hill University in mourning loss of Kristina. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Quigley family as well as the Seton Hill community as they cope with this terrible loss.”

Duquesne head women’s lacrosse coach Mike Scerbo:

“Kristie was a great coach and mentor, but more importantly she was a wonderful person. She had so much passion for lacrosse, life and most importantly her family. She will be missed.”

Seton Hill University will offer a memorial Mass for Kristina and the driver of the bus, who also died as a result of the crash, and for all those injured, today at 7:00 p.m. in Saint Joseph Chapel on the University’s campus.

The bus, which was carrying 23 student-athletes and three coaches, was eastbound when it crashed at 8:55 a.m. at mile marker 227 in Cumberland County, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. The cause of the crash, which involved no other vehicles, remains under investigation.

The bus struck a tree head-on, a turnpike spokesman said. The bus driver was pronounced dead at the scene, and 20 passengers were taken to local hospitals.


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