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AustraliaTributes posted for 'sweet, kind' volleyball player Sophia Naismith, who was hit by Lamborghini

12:36  24 june  2019
12:36  24 june  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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Sophia Naismith , 15, was killed on Saturday after she was hit by a Lamborghini . She was struck outside a Chinese restaurant in Adelaide, along with a friend. Since Sophia 's death, many of her friends and family have paid tribute to the keen volleyball player . School friend Daisy Page, 16, said

Friends have paid tribute to a 15-year-old high-achieving Adelaide schoolgirl who was killed when a Lamborghini driver lost control and crashed on Saturday night. The girl died, while another teen was seriously hurt when the luxury vehicle mounted the kerb and hit the pedestrians on the footpath at

Junior state volleyball player Sophia Naismith, of Seaview Downs, died on Saturday night and her 15-year-old best friend Jordyn Callea is recovering in hospital.

The pair were walking along the footpath on Morphett Road, Glengowrie, in front of the House of Tien Chinese restaurant when they were struck by a Lamborghini Huracan driven by a 37-year-old Elizabeth North man.

Tributes posted for 'sweet, kind' volleyball player Sophia Naismith, who was hit by Lamborghini © ABC NEWS Sophia Naismith died at the scene of the crash He has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and causing injury by dangerous driving.

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Dr. James Naismith was the Canadian-born physical education instructor who , inspired by a teaching assignment and his own childhood, invented basketball in 1891. Initially, players dribbled a soccer ball up and down a court of unspecified dimensions.

Volleyball is a popular team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.

Sophia's parents, Pia Vogrin and Luke Naismith, released a statement this afternoon, sharing the impact the sudden death would have on their family.

"Nothing prepares you for times like this. Sophia was the centre of our universe. Our cherished first born," the statement said.

Tributes posted for 'sweet, kind' volleyball player Sophia Naismith, who was hit by Lamborghini © ABC NEWS The Lamborghini being delivered "Best friend to her sisters. Adored by her grandparents. Admired by her aunts, uncles and cousins. Good friend to many. Loved by all.

"Everything has changed … our lives will never be the same again."

They described Sophia as an accomplished state volleyball player, gymnast, soccer player and a popular and gifted student.

Tributes posted for 'sweet, kind' volleyball player Sophia Naismith, who was hit by Lamborghini © ABC NEWS Sophia Naismith They also thanked their family and friends for the support they had received.

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The Naismith College Player of the Year is an annual basketball award given by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to the top men's and women's collegiate basketball players .

Naismith was impressed with young Morgan's athletic skills and encouraged Morgan to continue his education at The following year he accepted a similar post in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and it was The game of volleyball was quite a bit different from what we ' re used to. It was played on a smaller

"We want to thank our precious family and friends for their love and support in such a distressing time," the statement said.

"We also want to thank the paramedics and police who came to Sophia's aid.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Sophia's friend Jordyn who was injured in the accident."

Friends and family members left bouquets and candles outside the restaurant yesterday and this morning.

Tributes posted for 'sweet, kind' volleyball player Sophia Naismith, who was hit by Lamborghini © ABC NEWS Bouquets left for Sophia Naismith at House of Tien restaurant Hundreds of her friends have also expressed their sadness on her Instagram page.

"Rest in peace, Sophia. You were sweet, kind and caring," one said.

'We will always remember you in our hearts forever and will always be missed. Miss you, gorgeous."

Volleyball star and 'brilliant' student Sophia was selected in the South Australian team to play in the School Sport Australia volleyball championships in August.

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The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an American history museum and hall of fame, located at 1000 Hall of Fame Avenue in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Her school, Brighton Secondary School, is known for its volleyball program.

"It is with heartbreaking sadness that we offer our condolences to the Naismith family on the loss of Sophia," Volleyball SA posted on Facebook.

"As always, we as a community mourn the loss of one of our own and offer our sincere support to her family in whatever way they need us."

Sophia also played for The Cove FC soccer club.

Brighton Secondary School principal Toni Carellas said today was "one of our saddest days as a school community".

"It will take us a long time to come to terms with what has happened," Ms Carellas said.

"Sophia was a popular and vibrant member of our school who brought a huge amount of positive energy to everything she did.

"She was a gifted athlete and brilliant academically.

"Her contribution to school life across the board, but in particular to our volleyball program, will be missed enormously by her teammates, friends and teachers alike."

Counsellors will speak with students and teachers this week.

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Every player who has won this award and has been eligible for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has been inducted. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won the award a record six times.[3] He is also the only player to win the award despite his team not making the playoffs back in the 1975–76 season.

This is a list of the more common English volleyball jargon terms: Ace : A serve which lands in the opponent's court without being touched, or is touched, but unable to be kept in play by one or more receiving team players .

"These are tragic circumstances — three fatalities within four hours — it has huge impacts on not only those families but the communities, the school groups and work areas for those people," he said.

"It's really frustrating. We're obviously really concerned with driver behaviour at the moment.

"We're just pleading with members of the public to ensure they do the right thing when they get behind the wheel of a car or motorbike."

The driver of the Lamborghini, which had the numberplate PSYKO, runs a YouTube channel focusing on performance cars.

He can be seen in one of the videos picking up the $329,000 vehicle.

"Can you see me? I'm freakin' out, freakin' out," he said in the clip posted earlier this year.

The YouTube account and a Facebook page promoting it have been removed since the crash.

The Lamborghini owner had been at the Wintertime Snow & Shine event at the Westfield Marion shopping centre with his wife before the crash.

The event organisers, called Horsepower Crew, said they passed on their "deepest condolences to all families/affected persons/EMS that are affected by this tragedy".

"At Horsepower Crew we consistently work closely with authorities and SAPOL to ensure the safety of our community in attendance of our festivals," it said on Facebook.

"We encourage anyone that witnessed the tragic incident and has not made contact with police does so by contacting Crime Stoppers South Australia on 1800 333 000."

'I will love you forever and always'.
The friend of a girl killed when a supercar hit the pair of them has penned a touching tribute to her. Sophie Naismith, 15, died in Adelaide when a Lamborghini hit the pair as they walked along a footpath. Her friend Jordyn Callea was taken to hospital with serious injuries. © Instagram Sophie Naismith, 15, died in Adelaide when a Lamborghini hit the pair as they walked along a footpath. Her friend Jordyn Callea was taken to hospital with serious injuries. The pair went to Brighton Secondary School, and played netball together.

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