Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Suspensions handed down following hazing incident
August 26th, 2014 7:08PM
Subscribe to College Soccer Reporter

MOST READ
TAGS:  college women

MOST COMMENTED

[NEW MEXICO: Women] New Mexico women's soccer coach Kit Vela was suspended for a week without pay, assistant coaches Jorge Vela and Krista Foo received letters of reprimand, and 22 Lobo players were suspended for one game following a hazing incident that resulted in the cancellation of UNM's opener at Texas Tech.

The only players not suspended were true freshmen. The other suspensions will be staggered so New Mexico has enough eligible players to field a full team. The Lobos don't play this weekend. Their next matches are against Marquette and Weber State Sept. 5 and 7 at the Colorado College Invitational.

All UNM student-athletes will be assigned to take alcohol education and anti-hazing courses. The women’s soccer team will be the first program to take the alcohol education course and it was in the process of taking the anti-hazing program. The team also voluntarily has designed a community service program that has been approved.

One freshman's parent told Albuquerque station KOB that freshmen players were forced to strip naked, consume large amounts of alcohol and were sprayed with urine. What the UNM investigation uncovered was not released, but it was clear some sort of hazing initiation took place and players consumed dangerous amounts of alcohol.

“We believe the disciplinary measures we have taken today send a clear message about the gravity of the incident, and that it is unacceptable and will not be tolerated,” New Mexico vice president for athletics Paul Krebs said. “We feel we have a full understanding of what happened that night through the facts we received from the third-party investigation. After talking with several of the parents of our true freshmen, we believe our course of action to be an appropriate response to the findings of that investigation. The incident serves as a reminder to us all of our responsibility to our student-athletes on and off the field."


1 comment
  1. Kevin Cullen
    commented on: August 28, 2014 at 12:19 a.m.
    This is unbelievable, the coaching staff should be canned! This is the same coach that had that crazy player vs. BYU a few years ago. She should have been fired then.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

    ARCHIVES
    FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

    Recent College Soccer Reporter
    USL: Brandt leaves Navy for struggling Riverhounds    
    Dave Brandt, the winningest active coach in Division I men's soccer, quit his job as Navy's ...
    Jordan Morris carries Stanford to first men's title    
    In what could be his farewell game, Jordan Morris showed why he is the first collegian ...
    Finalists named for MAC Hermann Trophy awards    
    The finalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy awards are Georgetown forward Brandon Allen, Creighton forward Fabian ...
    NSCAA names NCAA Division I Men's All-America Teams    
    NCAA Division I runner-up Clemson led all teams with four players on the NCAA Division I ...
    Six collegians in Canada team at Natal tournament    
    West Virginia All-Americans Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence and Rebecca Quinn, who helped Duke reach the ...
    Stanford-Akron: More than Morris on show    
    Stanford, led by heralded U.S. international Jordan Morris, faces Akron, winner of the 2010 NCAA title ...
    Clemson-Syracuse: ACC rivals face off in rubber match    
    No. 2 seed Clemson and No. 6 Syracuse square off in a battle of ACC teams ...
    Pfeiffer and Grand Valley State crowned champions    
    Pfeiffer claimed its first NCAA Division II men's title and also the first title in 29 ...
    Scoreboard: Small College Tournaments    
    Six champions will be crowned on Saturday: NCAA Division II Men (Pfeiffer-Cal Poly Pomona), NCAA Division ...
    Clemson survives shootout to reach Men's College Cup    
    No. 2 seed Clemson beat Maryland, 3-1, in a shootout after their game ended 1-1 to ...
    >> College Soccer Reporter Archives