soccer-men-d1 flag

NC State Athletics | July 16, 2014

Former NC State captain Bseiso dies

NC State's Farouk Bseiso battles for a header in a game in 2009. NC State's Farouk Bseiso battles for a header in a game in 2009.

Former NC State captain Farouk Bseiso died on July 10 due to carbon monoxide poisoning while on vacation with family, according to news posted on Finnish soccer clubs FC Espoo and FC Viikingit web sites.

"We're saddened by the passing of Farouk," NC State head coach Kelly Findley said. "He's a member of our Wolfpack family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time."

Bseiso, a four-year letterwinner with the Wolfpack from 2008-11, played in 59 contests and recorded four assists as a defensive central midfielder. In 2011, Findley's first year as head coach at NC State, Bseiso was named one of two team captains.

A moment of silence was held in Bseiso's honor on Saturday at WakeMed Soccer Park before the Carolina RailHawks kicked off against the Indy Eleven. Bseiso was a member of the RailHawks' 2011 USASA U-23 championship team.

A Raleigh, North Carolina native, Bseiso was signed by FC Espoo and on loan to Viikingit in 2014. He started four of the five games he played with Viikingit, scoring his first goal with the club in a match on June 14 against FC Jippo. Bseiso was expected to return to Espoo by the end of July.

In addition to the RailHawks' recognition, both Finnish squads will hold moments of silence and wear commemorative bands in memory of Bseiso.

Women's basketball: Haley Gorecki, Duke keep surging, knock off No. 8 N.C. State

Haley Gorecki scored 13 of her 24 points in the fourth quarter to help Duke beat No. 8 North Carolina State 70-65 on Monday night.
READ MORE

7 players who can impact the race to the women's basketball Final Four

When the 2020 NCAA women’s basketball tournament begins next month, there will be a handful of players who rise above the rest. These are the players who can impact the race to the Final Four.
READ MORE

No. 9 Louisville at No. 4 N.C. State women's basketball: Preview, how to watch

N.C. State hosts Louisville today for a top-10 clash in ACC women's basketball. Here's everything you need to know about the Wolfpack vs. the Cardinals.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners