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TCNJ men’s basketball team has lost a member of it’s team

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By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: May 18th, 2014 at 7:35 pm EST

The College of New Jersey is mourning the loss of one of it’s student-athletes.

Freshman Michael Menakis passed away this afternoon at Trauma Unit of Capital Health in Trenton. He was also a member of the men’s basketball team, where he averaged 0.9 ppg in 4.9 minutes over 11 games.

Mike Menakis (Photo by TCNJ Sports Information)

Mike Menakis (Photo by TCNJ Sports Information)

In his short time at TCNJ, he was majoring in accounting and was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity. Funeral arrangements have not been made at this time.

It is unclear what Menakis was in the hospital for. However, there was a page started on May 12th by Nancy White Rickenberg.

There was a picture on the page of Michael hugging his two sisters. The page hoped to raise $25,000.00 and raised $23,000.00.

Also, according to the page, the family was splitting time between their home in Ho-Ho-Kus and the hospital in Trenton.


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