USC freshman water polo player Jon Walters died Wednesday of a heart attack, according to the Orange County Register. Walters, 19, helped lead USC to a national title last month and scored 17 goals.
“Jon was a great Trojan, and an outstanding young man from a wonderful family,” USC coach Jovan Vavic said in a statement. “He and his family were loved by all of us on the USC water polo team. I am deeply saddened, and I speak for our team in saying that this is a terrible loss of a friend and teammate. Our prayers go out to Jon’s family in hopes that they find comfort.”