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What was John Zulberti's cause of death? Fans mourn lacrosse legend

Olivia Olphin August 3, 2021
What was John Zulberti's cause of death? Fans mourn lacrosse legend

The sad news has been shared today that lacrosse player and coach John Zulberti has passed away at the age of 54. The former Syracuse University player is remembered for his incredible athleticism on the field as well as his coaching ability off it. We take a look at John Zulberti’s cause of death while discussing his incredible sporting career.

Meet lacrosse star John Zulberti

John F. Zulberti was a lacrosse player and coach born on 20 January 1967. He was well known for his lighting speed and iconic orange high-top Converse.

He formerly played for West Genesee as well as at Syracuse University. During his time at West Genesee he gained 361 career points and was also a four-time All-American with Syracuse University.

He was such a strong part of the Orange team he led them to win national titles in 1988 and 1989. He was only the second player to become an All-American at Syracuse.

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Since retiring from competitive lacrosse he had been coaching for Lambert Lacrosse in Atlanta.

What was John Zulberti’s cause of death?

John Zulberti’s death was announced late last night by his former lacrosse team at Syracuse University. He passed away at the age of 54 after a prolific lacrosse and coaching career.

Liam Banks, a former Syracuse University Orange player, stated he had been told Zulberti drowned on either Sunday night or early Monday morning.

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However, Banks also said this may have been linked to an alleged heart attack. Banks, who coaches alongside Zulberti, said about his passing:

“I think there’s just a ton of sadness. He changed so many lives.”

Respects pour in for lacrosse legend

Fans and former teammates of John Zulberti have taken to social media to express their respect and admiration. Some shared photographs of Zulberti’s favourite orange Converse in his memory.

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We send our condolences to the family and friends of John Zulberti at this difficult time.

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Olivia Olphin is an English Literature graduate and a film and literature fanatic. She has many years of reviewing experience, recently working as accredited press for the London Film Festival. She has also written widely about culture and sex education, as well as LGBTQ+ and women's issues.