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Dec. 14, 2019 — Brittany Stevens, 1999-2019

They’ll remember Brittany Stevens today at a Celebration of Life service in Catonsville, Md.

That such an occasion is necessary is a tragedy.

The LaSalle University women’s lacrosse player died suddenly a week ago, leaving behind a disbelieving family, team, and friends.

Stevens was a four-sport athlete Catonsville (Md.), playing basketball, aquatics, field hockey and lacrosse. She helped lead the Catonsville girls’ lacrosse team to the 2014 state final.

Upon her matriculation to LaSalle, she became a key player on attack. After playing in ever game her freshman season, she had seven starts a year ago for the Explorers, which finished 5-11.

Off the pitch, Stevens was a traveler. She was involved in Habitat for Humanity in Atlanta, and participated in overseas trips to Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and Kenya.

But what seemed to distinguish Stevens from her peers, according to her obituary, was her positive attitude. She liked to make people laugh, and, according to the text of her obit, would ask family members, “What made you laugh today?”

That’s a great thing to remember her by. Rest in peace, Brittany.