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Johns Hopkins lacrosse player from Las Vegas found dead in dorm

A Johns Hopkins University lacrosse player from Las Vegas was found dead on campus Sunday night, according to the university.

Jeremy Huber was found lifeless in his dorm room at the Baltimore university. Police do not suspect foul play or a contagious disease, Johns Hopkins said in a news release.

He was 18, the Baltimore Sun reported.

The Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s office on Tuesday would not discuss Huber’s case, citing a pending investigation.

Huber, a Johns Hopkins freshman studying cognitive science, was a salutatorian of his graduating class at West Career and Technical High School in Las Vegas and a renowned Palo Verde lacrosse player.

During his high school career, Huber was part of a Palo Verde team that won two state championships, the university said. He earned four all-state selections as a defenseman.

School officials offered condolences to Huber’s family and friends.

“Those who knew him say he was a bright, considerate, wonderful young man who was excited to be at the university. In his relatively brief time here, Jeremy had earned admiration and respect from teammates, coaches and everyone who is a part of the lacrosse program,” the university said.

A Facebook account linked to a Thomas Jay Thorne took to the Palo Verde lacrosse social-media account.

“Please pray today for the Palo Verde Lacrosse Family. A shining light was tragically extinguished.”

Contact Ricardo Torres at rtorres@reviewjournal.com and 702-383-0381. Find him on Twitter: @rickytwrites

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