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#1 Nov 24, 2008
Former resident of Baldwin, NY and University of Virginia lacrosse player Will Barrow has died.

UVa spokeswoman Carol Wood confirmed Sunday that Barrow died in Charlottesville. His cause of death could not be determined as of press time.

Barrow was 22.

Dom Starsia, head coach of UVa’s men’s lacrosse team, said the team has been spending time together since they heard the news on Saturday.

“The whole thing is stunning and completely bewildering,” Starsia said.“We’re just trying to sort this out.”

Craig Littlepage, UVa’s athletics director, issued a statement on Sunday.

“Will was a valued member of the University of Virginia community and of our athletics department family,” Littlepage said.“His loss is difficult for all who knew him …”

Starsia said Barrow was three credits shy of graduating, and was living in the area while completing his coursework during a ninth semester this fall. The “excellent high school athlete” and sociology major from Baldwin, N.Y., played for the lacrosse team for four years, ending his last season as team captain.

“He was one of the team favorites,” Starsia said Sunday.“He was one of the really good guys to be around.”

Barrow scored 18 goals and made seven assists during the 63 games he played for UVa as player number 23. Inside Lacrosse magazine recognized him as the second-best defensive midfielder and the nation’s 48th-best player during his senior year.

He was drafted in May by the Chicago Machine, and scored three goals in the five games in which he played.

“It was a treat to watch him play the game,” Starsia said.“He was a terrific player … He played short-stick defensive midfield, and he was clearly one of the best ones through the country.”

Barrow also showed promise as a wide receiver/defensive back in high school, and was being recruited by UVa’s football team and Starsia simultaneously. As a high school student, he also received All-Long Island and all-county honors and was a National Honor Society member.

Barrow is survived by parents, Rita and George Barrow, and younger siblings Trevor and Sabrina.

Starsia said funeral arrangements have not yet been made. UVa’s Offices of Student Affairs and Dean of Students are offering counseling for those who need it.
Willie Evans Ithaca

Ithaca, NY

#2 Nov 24, 2008
George,Rita, I am so sadden to hear of Wills Passing.. Will was a great kid Son and friend to many..
Kathleen Desio

Seaford, NY

#3 Nov 24, 2008
Rita, George, Sabrina and Trevor,

We are so sorry about Will and words cannot express how we feel.

Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you and should you need anything walk right across the street. Anytime.

Thaxton, VA

#4 Nov 25, 2008
From everything I’ve read about this young man I cannot believe that he would commit suicide. Did he have a problem with a girlfriend or something that could possibly explain why someone with so much going for him would kill himself?
Truly a very sad day.

Thaxton, VA

#5 Nov 25, 2008
From everything I’ve read about this young man I cannot believe that he would commit suicide. Did he have a problem with a girlfriend or something that could possibly explain why someone with so much going for him would kill himself?
My heartfelt sympathy to family and friends.

United States

#6 Nov 26, 2008
Friday November 28th, 2008
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Gary Roker Jr and Family


#7 Nov 28, 2008
My Dearest Barrow's
I am completely heartbroken and absolutely stunned. Gary and Will played together on the
Baldwin Football and Lacrosse Teams.
Rita, I remember when we cooked dinner for the boys - we were so proud.
Our heart and soul and all our loving thoughts and prayers are with you all.
I know you will see coach Carroll and Rich.
Love always
Concetta Roker
Gary Roker Sr.
Gary Roker Jr.
Please call if you need anything - or give usyour number when you are able
Christopher Kuhn

Bronx, NY

#8 Dec 10, 2008
George & Family, Nothing I post here can come even close to healing the pain you must be enduring. Through many of our conversations, and anyone associated with you at PNC says the same, you could see the sheer joy on your face when you talked about your children. Your friends here at PNC are in stunned disbelief at why God would take someone like Will from us. We all pray hard for Will, and while it seems insurmountable, we pray even harder for you and your family for the strength to wake up each day and move forward with life. My deepest heartfelt sympathies brother!

Durban, South Africa

#9 Apr 9, 2013
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