The head coach of the Quinnipiac University men's lacrosse team is no longer with the university and the team's suspension has been extended, school officials said Saturday.
According to a statement, the university has extended the suspension of the men's lacrosse team through December 31, 2018. The team was suspended in September after allegations of violations to the student conduct policy involving hazing and alcohol.
School officials said disciplinary action has been handed down to individual student athletes on the team and the head coach is no longer with the university. The assistant coach men's lacrosse coach, Mason Poli, has been appointed interim head coach, effective immediately.
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Quinnipiac University released the following statement on Saturday:
“After a comprehensive investigation into violations of the student conduct policy involving hazing and alcohol, the university has extended the suspension of the men’s lacrosse team through Dec. 31, 2018,” said Lynn Bushnell, vice president for public affairs. “In addition, disciplinary action has been handed down to individual student athletes on the team. The head men’s lacrosse coach is no longer with the university. Effective immediately, Mason Poli, the assistant men’s lacrosse coach, has been appointed interim head coach. Because of university policy and federal law protecting the privacy of student records, we cannot provide any additional details on this matter. The university will continue to take action toward those responsible for behavior that poses a threat to the well-being of our students.”