A University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of murdering a classmate never reported his arrest for a drunken altercation with a police officer two years ago, leaving the school unaware of behavior that would have required counseling and suspension from team activities, the university’s president said.
College administrators, students and safety advocates in the U.S. say they are hoping the death of a University of Virginia lacrosse player will lead to the adoption of new methods for tracking violent students.
The University of Virginia said it would honor the memory of lacrosse player Yeardley Love by participating in postseason tournaments. Love’s ex-boyfriend, a member of the men’s team, was charged in her death.
The University of Virginia women’s lacrosse team beat Towson University 14-12 yesterday in the opening round of the national tournament, its first game since the death of senior defender Yeardley Love.
The University of Virginia received the No. 1 seed for the men’s national lacrosse tournament less than 24 hours after players attended the funeral of a classmate police said was murdered by one of their teammates.