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Ohio police say former UNC soccer player has died

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Former UNC soccer player Kirk Urso passed away, and police in Ohio say the cause of death has not been determined.

Urso was a midfielder and team captain for the Tar Heels and helped lead UNC to a national championship in his senior season in 2011.

Urso was picked 10th overall in this year's MLS supplemental draft by the Columbus Crew and played six games for the club.

He was 22 years old.

UNC Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham issued a statement Sunday, saying, "In the very brief time I spent with Kirk it became evident that he was a natural leader. His enthusiasm was contagious to all who knew him. He had a positive and inspirational impact on his team, and many other student-athletes at Carolina. Our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to Kirk’s family and friends. His teammates and fellow students are devastated by the news and we will do all we can to support them and his family in this incredibly tragic and sorrowful time." ClientIP: UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP