Smoky Hill High School lacrosse player dies after collapsing during game

AURORA, Colo. -- High school athletes across the Denver metro area showed their support for Smoky Hill High School after a lacrosse player died Tuesday night.

Arapahoe County officials are looking into the sudden death and the investigation might take eight to 10 weeks.

The Cherry Creek School District said 15-year-old Kristin Callbeck collapsed during a lacrosse game Tuesday night. She was taken to the hospital, where she died.

A crisis team was at the school to help the students through the difficult time.

On Twitter, schools showed support for the Smoky Hill community by using the hashtag #OneHerd. The Valor Christian and Ralston Valley high school girls lacrosse teams created ribbons to show their support for Callbeck and the Buffs.

On Thursday night, the Smoky Hill girls varsity team played Kennedy High School. Kennedy players showed up with a large banner signed by students to show their support.

“It hits home. Nobody wants for that to happen. She was a young girl. She had a life ahead of her and the kids knew that. And they knew that Smoky needed them,” Kennedy assistant coach Toni Carral said.

A memorial service for Callbeck will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Centennial.