From the Herald-Sun
Reported by Paul Amy
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PORT Melbourne has been numbed by the death of recruit and former West Coast Eagles rookie Michael Mascoulis.
The 20-year-old died in a car accident on Friday.
Coming out of the Northern Knights, Mascoulis spent 2012 on the Eagles' rookie list and played with West Perth this year.
Returning to Victoria, he signed at Port Melbourne three weeks ago.
"I got told at 11 this morning," Borough coach Gary Ayres said on Saturday.
"You just freeze. We saw him at training on Friday night, full of beans and energy and high hopes, and the following day we're told he's no longer with us.
"It's a terrible tragedy. He was a lovely kid coming back here to make a bright and brand new start and was keen to do well.
"You heart goes out to his family and his friends."
Former teammates and friends took to social media in an outpouring of grief to pay tribute to Mascoulis.