Lynn and SSC Mourn Loss of Student-Athlete Kyle Conrad
Lynn University and the Sunshine State Conference are mourning the loss of men's soccer student-athlete Kyle Conrad, who passed away on Saturday.
A senior from Jensen Beach, Fla., Conrad died at 1:40 p.m. on Saturday following injuries suffered from an accident Friday night/Saturday morning.
Scheduled to graduate this May with a degree in Sports & Recreation Management, Conrad was a four-year letter winner with the Fighting Knights men’s soccer team. This past season he led the squad with 11 goals, four assists and 26 points to cap off an incredible playing career. For his efforts in 2010, he was honored as a Daktronics Third Team All-American, First Team All-South Region and Second Team All-Sunshine State Conference selection.
The midfielder became just the fourth player in the program’s illustrious history to accumulate 100 career points, and first since 1995, while also being the fourth-highest scorer with 39 goals. During his time in Boca, he helped lead the Blue & White to three NCAA Tournament appearances and three Sunshine State Conference titles.
Away from the pitch, Kyle was an exceptional student, boasting a 3.79 cumulative grade-point average. He was the first student-athlete in school history, from any sport, to garner First Team ESPN Academic All-District accolades three times and was twice named an ESPN Academic All-American, including this year.
In addition to his school and playing career, Kyle was an important figure around campus. He interned with the Lynn Sports Information and Marketing Departments and was a constant supporter of the entire student-athlete community.
Everything he achieved was due to his exceptional work ethic, drive to succeed and heart of a champion. A fantastic person dedicated to his friends and family, studies and the men’s soccer program, Kyle is survived by his parents, Mary Ann and Sherman, and his sisters Kristen and Kayla.