High School Athlete Dies of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

  07:56 AM PDT on Thursday, March 18, 2010

 By SANDRA STOKLEY
The Press-Enterprise

 RIVERSIDE – A Rubidoux High School athlete who collapsed Jan. 6 after soccer practice died of sudden cardiac arrest, the Riverside County Coroner’s office said Wednesday.

Alex Rodriguez, San Jacinto soccer
Rubidoux girls soccer player Lucero Garcia, #11, from a match against San Jacinto on Dec. 17, 2009. Garcia died Wednesday, Jan. 6, after collapsing on the field during practice. She was 16, and a sophomore starter on the Rubidoux varsity team.

Lucero Garcia, 16, was taken to Riverside Community Hospital after collapsing and was later pronounced dead.

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