Roanoke Men's Lacrosse Players Suspended in Separate Incidents
Roanoke College has suspended men's lacrosse players Brendan Nizolek and Trey Keeley in light of two unrelated incidents reported this week.
A third player, Reid Mayberry, has been removed from the Maroons' roster, the cause unknown.
Nizolek was arrested and charged with two counts of assault -- one a felony offense -- after an alleged off-campus altercation early last Thursday.
According to the Roanoke Times, two men told police after they arrived at about 2 a.m. that they were assaulted by Nizolek. Neither was seriously injured.
Nizolek's preliminary hearing is May 20.
A sophomore attackman from Madison, Conn., Nizolek played in 10 games this season. His name and bio have been removed from the Maroons' online roster.
A Roanoke College told the Times that the school is "monitoring the situation."
Nizolek did not compete in Saturday's home game against ODAC foe Hampden-Sydney. The Maroons, ranked eighth nationally in the latest USILA Division III poll, edged the Tigers 17-15 for their sixth straight win. They finish the regular season Wednesday at Guilford.
Keeley, a senior midfielder and honorable mention USILA All-American in 2010, started 12 of 14 games this season for Roanoke. He was also removed from the roster after a separate incident, about which the school has not released any details. He ranked second on the team in points.
Mayberry, a junior attackman and Salisbury transfer, scored two goals in Roanoke's win over Hampden-Sydney.