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Medfield boy dies during lacrosse practice

Posted by Martin Finucane April 25, 2007 09:37 AM

MEDFIELD/NEEDHAM

An eighth-grader at St. Sebastian's School in Needham died yesterday while practicing lacrosse on a school field, officials said.

William Judge, 14, of Medfield collapsed shortly after 3:30 p.m., rescue officials said. Officials at the Catholic school for boys said he was involved in a "noncontact drill" at lacrosse practice.

In a statement last night, school officials said he received immediate medical attention from school officials and members of the Needham police and fire departments. Paramedics took him to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Needham, where he was pronounced dead.

-- David Abel and Michael Naughton

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