Andrew Rohloff was a faithful, active, well-liked and much-loved young athlete who was strong in his love for his Savior. Now, his friends and family are mourning his tragic death, after the 11-year-old student died suddenly on October 10, 2015.
Andrew was a standout in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ lacrosse program, where, for 11 months of the year, athletes and coaches come together for their love of lacrosse—and their love of God.
“Our hearts are breaking after Andrew’s death,” said Sean McNamara, VP of Field Ministry for Northeast FCA. “Together, we remember Andrew and celebrate his life and how he touched the hearts of everyone he met.”
“I had the honor of coaching Andrew Rohloff on the 2021/2022 FCA team,” said Scott Barnard, Andrew’s FCA Lacrosse Coach. “His passion for God, our FCA team and the game of lacrosse shined with each interaction. Andrew had a smile that lit up our team and the desire to always be on the field competing. His determination, character and attitude made him a player and teammate FCA was proud to have and future players strive to be.”
Andrew was a sixth grader at Northwood Elementary School in Hilton, N.Y., and lived in Greece, N.Y., with his family—parents Kris and Greg Rohloff and brother Nicolas. He excelled athletically and, besides playing in FCA Lacrosse, was a member of the Hilton Lacrosse, Hilton Raiders Football and Hilton Basketball programs.
An outpouring of love and support on social media is aiming to lift up Andrew’s family and friends. Those who knew and loved him are changing their profile pictures to a red and blue heart to show their sympathy.
On Friday, October 16, those who wish to pay tribute to Andrew and celebrate his life will gather from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, for a special Huddle that will allow Andrew’s friends and family to fellowship with each other, read through scripture and allow his teammates to share their thoughts and memories of Andrew.
Andrew’s teammates will also gather for a Group Huddle on Saturday, October 17, at 9:15 a.m. before the Total Sports Experience lacrosse tournament, at 880 Elmgrove Road in Rochester (gate location). Coaches and players invite all to join them for a short time of prayer and fellowship as they remember Andrew.
More info on this evening can be found at: http://nefcalax.org/events/family-huddle/
Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ – to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.
More information can be found at FCA.org.