MIT Senior Dies in Fall

Lucy Crespo DaSilva, a 22-year-old senior on MIT’s women’s team, fell to her death Sunday night from her 14th-floor dorm room. Police are calling it a suicide after the discovery of a note in her room.

Crespo DaSilva, a native of Brazil, was scheduled to graduate this fall. She was planning on starting graduate work in February while maintaining her spot as a forward on the hockey team.

MIT coach, Katia Pashkevitch, said the team was stunned to hear of her death.

“There are a lot of flowers and candles in the locker room,” she said. “We are going to put her number 9 on our shirts in memory of her.”

Crespo DaSilva is survived by her parents, who now live in Albany, N.Y. They were informed Sunday night of her death.

“This was a woman with enormous gifts and potential who was involved in a variety of things over the years,” said Robert M. Randolph, senior associate dean for student life.