JMU Softball's coaching staff issues a statement regarding Lauren Bernett

"It's nearly impossible to find the words to describe what our team is going through right now." 

We do, however, want others to understand the impact Lauren had on each of our lives, as well as each member of not only our softball family, but the entire JMU community.

Lauren was one of the most genuine, old, and trusting souls I'd ever met

Her enormous heart extended grace and kindness to everyone she met.

She was mature for her age and always put others first, wanting everyone around her to be happy.

Her smile and laugh were radiant, brightening every room, bullpen, or dugout she entered and making everyone around her smile.

When you leave your dog alone