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Teammates of Daniel Lule stay on their knees after practice was canceled Wednesday afternoon when Lule collapsed and died during a drill and was taken from the field in an ambulance.
NewsTribune photo/Amanda Whitlock
By Jared Bell NewsTribune Sports Writer
A Hall High School varsity football player has died.
Daniel Lule of Spring Valley, a 17-year-old junior at Hall, died after collapsing during Wednesday’s second practice.
“It is a very sad day for Hall High School,” Hall superintendent Mike Struna said in a press release. “The thoughts and prayers of the entire Hall High School community go out to the Lule family. Daniel was a wonderful young man who was a Red Devil through and through. He will be greatly missed by the entire Hall High School family, especially his friends and teammates.”
Just prior to 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, Lule collapsed while running conditioning drills during Wednesday’s first day of high school sports practices.
After collapsing, the 5-foot-9, 235-pound Lule was attended to by Hall athletic trainer Elena Gaeta.
Once an ambulance arrived, EMT personnel immediately cut open Lule’s shirt and started chest compressions.
He was taken to Spring Valley’s St. Margaret’s Hospital, where he died at approximately 1:37 p.m.
Hall first-year coach Randy Tieman left practice with the ambulance to be with Lule, whom Tieman coached at the lower levels before becoming head coach.
Minutes after practice resumed, Hall assistant coach Joe Furlan called together his team and canceled the remaining portion of Wednesday’s practice.
Teammates were at St. Margaret’s Hospital when Lule died.
Practices for all Hall sports have been canceled until further notice.
Hall will offer counseling at the school today starting at 10 a.m. and continuing at 8 a.m. Friday.
Lule was in his third year as a member of the Hall football program.
A first-year varsity player, Lule was breathing and did have a pulse when EMT personnel arrived.
After Lule collapsed, a friend and teammate told the Hall coaches that Lule had complained between practices of chest pains but did not inform the coaching staff or Gaeta.