La Salle Women's Soccer on Probation After Reports of Hazing | Athletic Business

La Salle Women's Soccer on Probation After Reports of Hazing

The La Salle University women’s soccer program has been placed on disciplinary probation due to hazing, according to the Associated Press.

La Salle, located in Philadelphia, conducted an investigation that revealed “nonviolent power-differential hazing.” The team will participate in community service and require all team members to complete an educational workshop “that will foster respect for their teammates and provide training on bystander intervention.”

"While the investigation found no behavior necessitating University disciplinary action against specific individuals, we take very seriously all claims of hazing and other forms of inappropriate behavior," the university said in a statement.

According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, the hazing investigation stemmed from a freshman women's soccer player alleging that her and her classmates had soccer balls kicked at them. Dawn Soufleris, the La Salle vice president of student affairs and enrollment management, told The Philadelphia Inquirer that there was a probe by the human resources department and the public safety department.

The La Salle women’s soccer team went 11-8-1 this year, including 6-4 in the Atlantic 10, under head coach Paul Royal. The season ended with a 1-0 loss to Saint Louis in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament.

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