STARKVILLE, Miss. - The funeral arrangements for Mississippi State freshman soccer player Courtney Hubert have been scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, May 16, in the Vicksburg Convention Center on Veto Street in Vicksburg, Miss. Visitation is set for Thursday, May 15, from 5-8 p.m., at the funeral home."> STARKVILLE, Miss. - The funeral arrangements for Mississippi State freshman soccer player Courtney Hubert have been scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, May 16, in the Vicksburg Convention Center on Veto Street in Vicksburg, Miss. Visitation is set for Thursday, May 15, from 5-8 p.m., at the funeral home.">

Arrangements Set For MSU Soccer Player Hubert

<img src="http://www.genespage.com/images/01players/soccer/2003/hubert.jpg" align="left" width="150" height="186"> STARKVILLE, Miss. - The funeral arrangements for Mississippi State freshman soccer player Courtney Hubert have been scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday, May 16, in the Vicksburg Convention Center on Veto Street in Vicksburg, Miss. Visitation is set for Thursday, May 15, from 5-8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Hubert, a freshman goalkeeper from Vicksburg, was killed Tuesday in an automobile accident on I-20 between Jackson and her hometown. The 19-year-old Hubert, who was MSU's regular goalie during the 2003 spring soccer season, was driving the vehicle. Younger sister Erin, a passenger in the automobile, also perished in the crash.

"We are saddened by the loss of Courtney and her sister Erin from the Mississippi State athletic family," MSU Director of Athletics Larry Templeton said. "She was a special young lady that exemplified the total concept of a student-athlete. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends."

With Hubert in goal, Mississippi State recently completed an impressive spring season. MSU managed four shutouts in seven spring games, and surrendered just five goals overall.

"Courtney's death brings a cloud of sadness over our program and players, and in light of such tragic news, the game of soccer pales into insignificance," MSU soccer coach Neil McGuire said. "Courtney was a wonderful young lady who had the potential to be whatever she wanted to be in life. Soccer is what brought Courtney to Mississippi State, and she loved being a Bulldog, and was respected and loved by her teammates and coaches. She will be remembered for her ever-present smile, hard work and, most of all, her class and dedication to her goals.

"This is a sad day for Mississippi State, our players and everyone who knew Courtney," McGuire said. "Courtney will have a legacy here at Mississippi State for being someone who was proud to be a part of this wonderful family. We are thankful for the time we had with her, and I for one was truly honored to be her coach."

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