SUMMIT, NJ - The condition of David Field, the referee who collapsed during the lacrosse game between Summit High School and Cherry Creek, CO, April 2, has stabilized, according to an official with the New Jersey Interscholastic Lacrosse Officials Association.
Field appeared to stumble, then fall to the turf with 55 seconds remaining in the first quarter. He was then immediately attended to by Summit High School athletic trainer Karen Manista, and multiple persons immediately called 9-1-1.
Within minutes, the Summit Police Department and Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad Emergency Medical Services personnel were on he scene, administering CPR and chest compression.
"On Friday afternoon, April 1st, a referee of the Summit boys lacrosse game suffered a stroke during the game at Tatlock Park. Emergency measures were provided on the field and he was taken to Overlook Hospital, where he remains.
Although we do not have details on his condition at this time, the Summit community will keep him and his family in our thoughts.
We will have counselors on hand on Monday to support any student athlete who may need to speak privately."
This is a developing story, which TAPinto Summit will update when more details are known.