Local soccer players mourn loss of soccer standout - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side

Local soccer players mourn loss of soccer standout

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) -

A New York teen died Thursday while traveling from her home to a soccer tournament in Glen Allen. 18-year-old Christina Ginley was killed in a car crash on I-95 in Prince William County.

Ginley was a senior at Warwick Valley High School where she was captain of the varsity soccer team. She was also a member of the Quickstrike FC, which had qualified for the Jefferson Cup Tournament hosted by the Richmond Strikers.

A Richmond Strikers official said while the tournament hosts hundreds of teams and thousands of players, many knew Ginley because she was known to be "a leader on the field."

Ginley's team decided not to play this weekend. Before each game, teams will hold a "walkout" and a moment of silence for the deceased teen.

According to Virginia State Police, Ginley was riding in the backseat of a 2008 Nissan Sentra. Two vehicles were stopped in the HOV lane preparing to merge into traffic from the HOV lane onto I-95 South.

The driver of the Sentra was traveling South in the HOV lane and failed to stop. She struck one vehicle in the rear causing it to then hit another in the rear.

Judith J. Guerico, 52, of Carmel, N.Y. was charged with reckless driving.

Even though Ginley was wearing a safety belt, she was the only one in the crash who was killed. The occupants of the other cars suffered only minor injuries.

A Strikers official said over the phone, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Christina's family, teammates and parents of the team. Soccer is a close-knit community and when something like this happens, it hits every single person. We also send our prayers for safe travels to the teams on their way home. And parents, hug your kids a little harder tonight."

Copyright 2013 WWBT NBC12.  All rights reserved.

  • Latest news from NBC12.comNEWSMore>>

  • Chesterfield man taken into custody after barricade situation

    Chesterfield man taken into custody after barricade situation

    Sunday, September 24 2017 9:37 AM EDT2017-09-24 13:37:59 GMT
    Police have arrested a suspect involved in a barricade situation in Chesterfield. It happened at a home in the 7000 block of Velvet Antler Drive, around 11:15 p.m. Saturday. Police were called to the home for a welfare check, and when they arrived, officers say the man inside, 49-year-old John Michael Loslo III, showed a weapon. That's when, police say, an officer opened fire. Neither the officer, nor Loslo, were injured in the exchange. A SWAT team was called, and after som...More >>
    Police have arrested a suspect involved in a barricade situation in Chesterfield. It happened at a home in the 7000 block of Velvet Antler Drive, around 11:15 p.m. Saturday. Police were called to the home for a welfare check, and when they arrived, officers say the man inside, 49-year-old John Michael Loslo III, showed a weapon. That's when, police say, an officer opened fire. Neither the officer, nor Loslo, were injured in the exchange. A SWAT team was called, and after som...More >>
  • Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

    Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

    Friday, September 22 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-09-22 21:16:26 GMT
    Sunday, September 24 2017 2:20 AM EDT2017-09-24 06:20:57 GMT
    The federal government is telling election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached.More >>
    The federal government is telling election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached.More >>
  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Patchy Dense Fog Overnight, Sun and Heat for Sunday

    FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Patchy Dense Fog Overnight, Sun and Heat for Sunday

    Saturday, September 23 2017 11:37 PM EDT2017-09-24 03:37:07 GMT

    Get the latest forecast from the NBC12 First Alert Weather team.

    More >>

    Get the latest forecast from the NBC12 First Alert Weather team.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly