Skidmore College, located in Saratoga Springs, New York, has canceled its men’s soccer Spring season because of a hazing incident. The incident took place on November 30th on “Rookie Night.” Twenty eight students were disciplined, including 24 of the 28 members of the men’s soccer team. You would think canceling an entire season would be severe enough, but the school seems prepared to keep going into the Fall. From Skidmore.edu:
“In addition to our cancellation of the men’s soccer spring season, all athletes found to have participated in this incident will be barred from participation in any spring sport. A number of the team members face suspensions for significant portions of the fall season, and all students are subject to further disciplinary review as part of the student conduct process.”
What exactly happened is a mystery, but alcohol was involved. Though, as Skidmore President Philip A. Glotzbach notes in his statement, “Fortunately, no students were hospitalized or suffered lasting injury.”
Update: Skidmore has turned over a “packet” of information to the Saratoga Springs police department. Via The Saratogian:
“More of our focus will be on who was providing the alcohol and the off-campus properties where this allegedly took place,” he said, adding that early indications are there may have been members of Skidmore’s lacrosse team involved, as well.
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