Sean McQuade, of Mullica Hill, N.J., one of the wounded in Monday's massacre at Virginia Tech, remained in a medically induced coma last night.
McQuade, a graduate of Clearview Regional High School, was shot in the face and was in critical but stable condition at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, with a bullet that shattered his jaw still lodged near his ear.
Dottie McQuade, Sean's great-aunt, said most of the family had gone to Virginia to be at his bedside.
"We're all just praying that Sean will be OK, and that things will work out," she said.
Sean, who is in his final year at Virginia Tech, played varsity basketball and baseball at Clearview.
As captain of the baseball team at the Gloucester County school, "Sean not only led by example, but was the kind of guy who would take a younger player aside and teach him the finer points of the game," said his former coach, Rocco Cornacchia.
Cornacchia added that McQuade was a four-year starter for his team and was named an all-conference player two years in a row.
"You couldn't find a finer individual," said Cornacchia. *