Thousands of mourners gathered to pay respects at a service to at The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in light of the recent tragedy.
A recent Washington Post article, which is available here, courtesy of HamptonRoads.com, reported on the nature of Yeardley Love, University of Virginia senior lacrosse player recently and tragically found slain in her apartment.
University coach Julie Myers said Love was “truly remarkable . . . . not because she tried to be, but because she just was. It came easy for her to be great, to be kind-hearted, welcoming, encouraging and engaging to all who knew her. She was legitimately awesome.”
On Saturday morning, about 2,000 people joined together, holding hands, and remembering Love’s favorite game-time cheer. Myers told the Washington Post that normal protocol during lacrosse games involves a chant – “1, 2, 3, together, Hoos.” However, on one occasion, Yeardley Love slipped up and counted out the number four. At the time it was a funny mishap on Love’s part – now it will be instilled into the routine pre-game chant for the future of the team. Love’s mishap is now how the future lacrosse players will honor her all-to-early passing.
The turnout included friends and family from UVA, as well as former classmates from Love’s former school – Notre Dame Prep.
Currently, authorities suspect an ex-boyfriend is responsible for the slaying. George Huguely, 22, was charged. He is also a lacrosse player, and was arrested by Charlottesville police. According to investigators, he “[slammed] her head against a wall.”