Maties hockey goalkeeper Jessica Matthews collapsed during a practice match and sadly passed away.
The cause of her death is unconfirmed at this stage.
Matthews was just 18 and studying her first year at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, hoping to complete a Drama degree.
Maties Sports acting sports manager for hockey, Anche Nortje, spoke about her dedication and beautiful personality.
“Her dedication and friendly personality will be dearly missed. The club hasn’t just lost an athlete but also a kind-hearted human being. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends,” he said