Crying Villanova band member plays through her tears after Wildcats' loss

When Villanova became the first No. 1 seed to lose in this year's NCAA basketball tournament on Saturday night, television cameras caught a piccolo player in the Villanova band steadfastly doing her job while her tears flowed.

She became an Internet sensation in a matter of minutes, with some choosing to have a little fun with her plight and others supporting her dedication to keep playing.

[DraftKings: Free $25,000 March Madness Fantasy Basketball Contest] identified her as Roxanne Chalifoux. A post from a Twitter account under the same name voiced support for her school.

And then the memes came and added some comic relief to the whole situation.

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