Connor Darcey, a Penn State University student who was an MVP-caliber lacrosse goalie for Wellesley High School’s Class of 2012, died tragically overnight in a car accident in Boston‘s North End. Another Wellesley High graduate, Harry James, was injured in the accident, which also took the life of a 27-year-old man. James was listed as being in good condition on Friday night.
Word spread at Wellesley HIgh about the accident’s results starting in late morning, and Principal Jamie Chisum shared a message about the events (not released victims’ names) later in the day. Many students were crying and shaken. Both Darcey and James have siblings at the school.
Wellesley Public School Superintendent David Lussier issued a memo Friday afternoon about the incident (not releasing the victims’ names), informing the Wellesley community that “Crisis counselors have been on hand at Wellesley High School today to support students and staff and will be on site Monday as well. Additionally, the Human Relations Service (HRS), Wellesley’s private, non-profit community mental agency, is an excellent resource (781-235-4950) for parents, staff, and students who may need support or who have questions and/or concerns.”
Wellesley High lacrosse players, who were informed of the news by their coach, plan to pay respects to Darcey in Boston on Saturday, according to WCVB-TV 5.
Friends and followers of Darcey’s lacrosse career have been sharing remembrances on Twitter.
Always hard to hear about the sudden death of a talented young kid with his entire life ahead of him. RIP Connor Darcey.
— Ty Xanders (@tyxanders) June 12, 2015
Tough to hear about the passing of PSU friend Connor Darcey. His contagious positivity made everyone around him better. #DontPullYourGoalie
— Luke Juha (@lukejuha04) June 12, 2015
Our condolences to Darcey’s family and friends. The Darcey family has been very involved in the Wellesley community over the years, including through Service League and youth hockey.
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