Newman University Men’s Soccer Player Austin Madubuike Dies

University of Austin football player Madhubuike Newman dies

Austin Madhubwicki, a 21-year-old junior football player at Newman University, died unexpectedly on Monday, October 24. Neumann University reported his death.

Details surrounding Madhubwicki’s death are scarce, but according to his coach Brown, the event occurred about three hours after the flight home to Wichita from a game in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Madhubwicki was moved to the intensive care unit at Fort Smith Hospital but died eight days later.

Brown described Madhubwicki as a “hardworking worker” and “one of the most talented young men he has had the pleasure of working with”. Madhubwicki’s teammates also shared their grief on social media, remembering him as a “wonderful young man” with a “heart of gold”.

The cause of Madhubweiki’s death remains unknown, but his death profoundly affected Newman’s community. A vigil will be held on campus tonight in honor of Madhubweiki, and the university has set up a fund to help cover his funeral costs.