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Death of Lacrosse Recruit From Mass. Under Investigation



    Weston Native Dies at College in Pennsylvania

    McCrae Williams, a 19-year-old Weston, Massachusetts, native and lacrosse recruit at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania, died after being hospitalized Monday.

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017)

    Friends and family are mourning the loss of a Lafayette College lacrosse recruit from Weston, Massachusetts, who died suddenly after going away to school.

    Investigators in Easton, Pennsylvania, say 19-year-old McCrae Williams died with his parents by his side Monday afternoon. Lafayette officials say they responded to a medical emergency Sunday and they believe a chain of events on Saturday led up to the call for help.

    Williams is a graduate of Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, where he was the captain of the lacrosse team and an admissions guide. The school community is reeling from the tragic loss.

    "McCrae was just an amazing kid," Cathy Hall, head of Noble and Greenough, said. "He was multi-dimensional and as talented as an athlete as he was an artist."

    Hall sent a letter home to parents about the tragedy and explained that Williams died after suffering a major head injury.

    Williams' father, Chris, told NBC Boston that his son loved helping people and planned to be a doctor or an investment banker. The Williams family donated his organs to five people.

    "He had everything going for him," Chris Williams said when reached by phone.

    The family remains in Pennsylvania as officials work to determine the official cause of death. A vigil on the campus quad is planned for Tuesday night. An autopsy is expected to be performed Wednesday.

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