On Wednesday, six of Rathbun’s former teammates on the SM East soccer team created a photo with each holding up a letter of the #RIPTR hashtag that has been at the center of the online community that sprang up in the wake of his death:
The former teammates are (clockwise from top left), Andrew Goble, at Yale; Robert Enders, at UVA; Spencer Jarrold, at Wisconsin; Lucas Throckmorton, at Stanford, Zach Colby, at Washington and Lee, and CC Creidenberg, at Furman.
The tragic death has attracted national attention as well. On Thursday, ESPN’s Jay Bilas tweeted his condolences to the Rathbun family.
Services for Ratbun will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Village Presbyterian Church with a reception following at 6:30 p.m. in the SM East Auxiliary Gym.