The Mohawk College community and its women’s volleyball team have been devastated by the news that star player Rachel VanHartingsveldt died in an automobile accident near her hometown of Newcastle Ontario on Monday, May 3.
The 21 year old VanHartingsveldt, a 4th year Child and Youth Worker student from Durham Christian High School, played the ‘Power’ position for the Mountaineers. She was a two-time Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Tournament All-Star in both 2007-08 and 2009-10 and a member of three OCAA bronze medal winning Mohawk teams, in 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2009-10. Rachel was also a two time Second Team OCAA League All-Star in 2008-09 and 2009-10.
Visitation will be held on Thursday May 6, 2010, at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church, at 2805 King St. East (corner of Haines and King) in Bowmanville, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Funeral service and interment will be Friday May 7, 2010 at Maranatha Christian Reformed Church at 11:00 am, with a luncheon to follow.