Rumson Lacrosse Player Dead in Apparent Suicide
The Shore Conference lacrosse community was rocked again on Sunday when Rumson-Fair Haven junior lacrosse player Pierce Jarck passed away.
A report by redbankgreen.com indicated a suicide with a firearm prompted a large and heavily-armed police presence to be dispatched to 112 Ridge Road in Rumson on Sunday morning. The identity of the deceased was not released, but according to Monmouth County records the home is owned by Peter and Lori Jarck.
Numerous students and Shore Conference schools took to social media late Sunday night to offer their condolences upon learning of Jarck's death.
A long-stick midfielder for Rumson's powerful boys lacrosse team, Jarck helped the Bulldogs capture the NJSIAA South Jersey Group II state title last spring.
Jarck's death comes less than a month after a previously-unknown heart condition caused Holmdel junior lacrosse player Jack Dowd to collapse and die during a game.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Navesink Country Club, 50 Luffburrow Lane, Middletown, NJ, on Friday, October 20th at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (please make your check payable to MHA-NYC, 50 Broadway, 19th Fl, New York, NY 10004) www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org or US Lacrosse, 2 Loveton Circle, Sparks, MD 21152 www.USLacrosse.org.
Shore Sports Network offers its condolences to the Jarck family along with friends, teammates, classmates and the entire Rumson-Fair Haven community.
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