Announcement from tennis head coach Scott Dicheck

Announcement from tennis head coach Scott Dicheck
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Ewing, NJ ... The College of New Jersey women's and men's tennis teams are competing this week in the 2013 NCAA Championship Tournament at Amherst College. The following is statement from head coach Scott Dicheck.

Our condolences and deepest sympathies are with the Aiello family. Today's news is heartbreaking for all of us.
I have had many heart-wrenching conversations with Paige's teammates. The players are looking to one another for strength as they cope with this terrible loss and celebrate her life.
As a team, we have decided to play in Paige's memory. We believe it's what she would have wanted.
Paige wasn't just a talented player and an outstanding team captain, she was an extraordinary individual who we all feel blessed to have had as part of our TCNJ family the last four years. Our hearts are heavy, but our memories are bright.

Scott Dicheck
TCNJ men's and women's tennis head coach

Below is a statement from President R. Barbara Gitenstein sent out to the campus community earlier in the day on May 9, 2013.

I am heartbroken to share that police have confirmed that the body recovered yesterday afternoon near the George Washington Bridge has been positively identified as TCNJ senior Paige Aiello. This is devastating news for our campus community, its magnitude compounded as we reach the end of the academic year.
We have been in contact with Paige's family and friends and are providing support. Staff members from Counseling and Psychological Services have been in touch with Paige's housemates and team members, and are available to all members of the campus community. Again, I want to strongly encourage any students in need of support to contact the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services in Eickhoff Hall, Room 107 by calling 609-771-2247. Faculty and staff are encouraged to utilize the Employee Assistance Program in Forcina Hall, Room 124 by calling 609-771-2139 or emailing
Please join me in continuing to keep Paige, her family, and loved ones in your thoughts and prayers as we all endure this tragic resolution.
R. Barbara Gitenstein
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