Lauren Bernett 

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James Madison softball player Lauren Bernett has passed on, the school reported Tuesday.

Bernett, a sophomore, had been the program's beginning catcher in every one of the beyond two seasons.

Bernett was a local of McDonald, Pa., and studied science with a minor in pre-veterinary medication.

James Madison has dropped its Wednesday doubleheader against Longwood in wake of Bernett's passing.

James Madison has dropped its Wednesday doubleheader against Longwood in wake of Bernett's passing.

We are thankful that Lauren has been essential for our JMU Athletics people group and will continuously believe her to be a Duke.

Lauren has been essential for our JMU Athletics people group and will continuously believe her to be a Duke.

Bernett was a local of McDonald, Pa., and studied science with a minor in pre-veterinary medication.

Our considerations are with her family; her mentors, colleagues and companions

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