It is with great sadness and tears, that I share with you the news of the passing of Jenavieve Phillips. Vieve was killed in an auto accident on November 16, 2012 in Gilbert, Arizona. Many of you may have already heard, but I wanted to reach out to all of you to keep her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.
Vieve had a very special place in my heart as I know she did for many of you. I know that her time at BYU and her experience with all her teammates was life changing, and she has expressed to me many times over the years of her appreciation and love for all of you and BYU Soccer. Vieve was an inspiration to me in so many ways and taught me so much about dedication, perseverance, and compassion. I will miss her dearly, but I know that she is smiling down on everyone in the loving presence of her Heavenly Father and Savior.
We will honor Vieve in the near future and celebrate her contributions to our lives and the BYU soccer program. I would like to put something together for her family from those of us who where blessed to know her. We will let you know of the plans soon.
My thoughts are with you all.