Four players on the fifth-ranked Loyola men's lacrosse team have been suspended for three games for a violation of the school's academic policy, athletic director Joe Boylan announced yesterday.
The suspensions will be served on a rotating basis, with two players sitting out every game through the Ohio State contest on March 24.
Boylan declined to identify any player, under school guidelines which keep academic records private. Greyhounds coach Dave Cottle was out of town last night and was unavailable for comment, but said previously that it was a single incident and occurred last spring.
Several sources said that the suspended players included starting attackmen Gewas Schindler and Tim Goettleman as well as Loyola's top midfielder, Mark Frye of Severna Park, and that the action resulted from a violation last spring. Schindler and Frye were the Greyhounds' top two scorers last year.
Schindler and Goettleman did not play in Loyola's 8-6 season-opening victory at No. 13 Hofstra Saturday but are scheduled to play in Saturday's game against No. 12 North Carolina.
Schindler, a junior, was Loyola's top scorer last season with 39 goals and 26 assists and earned honorable mention All-America.
Frye, a second-team All-American as a junior, is not listed in the probable lineup for the North Carolina game. He secured the victory at Hofstra by scoring with four minutes left after the Flying Dutchmen had closed to within 7-6.
In addition to the North Carolina contest, Loyola will be without two suspended players for games against No. 11 Notre Dame, Fairfield, No. 10 Brown and Ohio State.
It's the second straight year that a Loyola men's lacrosse player has been suspended for an academic violation.
David Mahoskey, a senior captain and a starting midfielder last year, was suspended last spring and missed the final three games of the season, including two NCAA tournament games.
Pub Date: 3/04/98