Recently, we lost a member of our Galaxy family last week, Vanessa Lovato, who was a player in the Girls 2007 Navy team.

Vanessa was coached by Kourtney Kutscher who had the following message, “Vanessa was an amazing teammate and an even better person. She always gave 100 % in everything she did on and off the soccer field. She led by example, set the bar high, and made everyone around her better. I am going to miss being around her bubbly personality and miss being greeted at every practice and game with her big contagious smile. We will finish the season strong for her and keep her soccer legacy alive as we continue on this journey together. We love you, Vanessa, and thank you for making me a better coach and person. I will never forget you, and you will always be my #4!”

Vanessa will definitely be missed but never forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

A Gofundme account has been set up to help the family during this tragic and extremely difficult time. Any help is appreciated.