STOCKTON - The extended community at the University of the Pacific has shown an outpouring of support since learning that one of their own student-athletes was among the victims in the UC Santa Barbara shooting rampage.
In addition to the six people killed by 22-year-old Elliot Rodger on Friday, 13 others were wounded and are recovering from serious injuries at area hospitals.
Among them was UoP freshman and water polo player Nick Pasichuke, who was in Isla Vista to visit a friend. As the news spread to Pasichuke's friends and teammates, loved ones rallied in support.
"It's sad when you see something like this happen, but it's also really cool to see how the Stockton community and our family, we really came together as a program to support him and all the victims over there," teammate Casey Fleming said.