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Patrick Kowalski | The Daily Collegian | June 12, 2015

Penn State men's lacrosse player Connor Darcey dies in car crash at age 21

  Connor Darcey was named the first Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week back in February.

Penn State announced the death of Connor Darcey, a 21-year-old goalkeeper for Penn State, in a release.

“Our hearts go out to Connor Darcey's family, teammates, friends and everyone who knew him. It's a very sad day. The Penn State family has suffered a tremendous loss and we are deeply saddened," the release from Penn State said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Connor's family, friends, fellow students and the men's lacrosse family.”

According to a release from Boston police, a single-car crash occurred in the North End of the city at about 3 a.m. Friday.

"Upon arrival, officers observed a single vehicle roll-over accident," the release said. "Officers observed three victims -- a 27-year-old male and a 21-year-old male were both pronounced deceased at the scene. The third victim, a 21-year-old male, was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries."

In a memo sent to Wellesley High School parents obtained by The Daily Collegian, the school reported that two of the school's alumni were killed in that crash. No names were released or mentioned by the high school or police. 

Darcey attended the Massachusetts high school where he was a two-time all-American.

Darcey went on to become an All-Big Ten tournament team selection as a redshirt sophomore for the Nittany Lions after stepping in for former all-American Austin Kaut. He was named the Big Ten Conference’s first Defensive Player of the Week in February following his 15-save performance against Vermont.

This article was written by Patrick Kowalski from Pennsylvania State University / Daily Collegian and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

 

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