Loyola pursuing Finnerty

College lacrosse

May 12, 2007|By Gary Lambrecht | Gary Lambrecht,Sun reporter

Collin Finnerty, one of three former Duke lacrosse players falsely accused last year of raping an exotic dancer at a team party, could end up in a Loyola College uniform.

Sources at Loyola confirmed that the school is pursuing Finnerty and could receive a commitment soon from the 6-feet-3, 175-pound attackman out of Chaminade High School in Garden City, N.Y.

All charges against Finnerty and ex-Duke players David Evans and Reade Seligmann were dropped last month. The incident led to the cancellation of Duke's 2006 season after eight games, and to the resignation of 16-year coach Mike Pressler, who is now coaching at Division II Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I.

Finnerty, who has two years of eligibility remaining, appeared in five games last year and had two goals and one assist. He played in four games and did not score as a freshman in 2005, when Duke lost to Johns Hopkins in the NCAA title game.

Note -- As of yesterday, 41,134 tickets had been sold for the NCAA men's lacrosse championships weekend at M&T Bank Stadium. It begins May 26 with the Division I semifinals, continues May 27 with the Division II and III championship games, then concludes with the Division I final May 28.


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