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Obituary

Bradley freshman midfielder Dahlquist dies in fire at 19.

Danny Dahlquist
Danny Dalquist (1987-2007).
-- Bradley University web site photo --

PEORIA, Ill. (Sunday, August 12, 2007) -- Bradley's men's soccer team suffered a devastating loss early this morning when red-shirt freshman midfielder Danny Dahlquist died in a fire at his off-campus residence.

Though he was yet to play a game for the Braves, Dahlquist, 19, was already deeply ingrained in the Bradley family. His father Craig is the university's senior associate athletic director for compliance and finance, while his mother Patricia is a member of the school's English Department faculty and once competed in track and field for BU. Danny is also survived by six younger siblings.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

"Our hearts and prayers go out to the entire Dahlquist family at this most difficult of times," Bradley director of athletics Ken Kavanagh said in a press release. "The shocking sadness of this tragedy has stunned everyone in the Bradley family. Danny's passing hurts at the core, especially because we know how proud he was to have earned the privilege to be a Brave. The pain of his passing will be felt well beyond Bradley University, however, as he was also beloved throughout the community."

A graduate of the local Notre Dame High School in Peoria, Dahlquist joined the Braves in the fall of 2006, but was red-shirted. He had helped Notre Dame to the 2004 Illinois High School Association Class A state championship as a junior, then served as captain as the Irish went 20-2 in his senior season. He played his club soccer with the Central Illinois Soccer Academy.

Enrolled in Bradley’s advanced academic exploration program, Dahlquist was named to the athletic director's honor roll in both of his semesters at BU.

"The Bradley family has experienced a great loss today and we grieve at the passing of a fine young man," Bradley president Joanne Glasser said in the press release. "We appreciate the many expressions of sympathy and ask for continued support and prayers for the Dahlquist family, team members, athletics staff, and the entire Bradley community."

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