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Lycoming receives reprimand, penalties

Committee cites student-athlete misconduct during DIII men's soccer tournament

Lycoming has received a public reprimand and additional penalties after misconduct by a student-athlete in second-round competition of the 2017 NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Championship in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. 

Lycoming student-athlete Sainclair Tueno was cited for misconduct for his involvement in an altercation that led to a “fighting red card” for hitting two opposing players in the second half of the team’s soccer game Nov. 12. The red card penalty drew a two-game suspension, which will be served during the first two regular-season games of the 2018 season. Tueno also received a public reprimand and a fine of per diem.

“The Division III Men’s Soccer Committee was extremely disappointed in Mr. Tueno’s behavior,” said Brandon Bianco, chair of the committee and head men’s soccer coach at Case Western Reserve. “We expect NCAA student-athletes to display good character at championship events. The committee expects all student-athletes who advance to the postseason to behave appropriately.”

The committee reviewed game footage, referee reports, host official reports and other documentation to arrive at its decision. NCAA guidelines define misconduct as an act of dishonesty, unsportsmanlike conduct, unprofessional behavior or breach of law occurring from the time the championship field is announced through the end of the championship that discredits the event or intercollegiate athletics.