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Massachusetts Boston men’s soccer receives public reprimand

Penalties related to student-athlete misconduct during championship event

Massachusetts Boston received a public reprimand and suspensions after misconduct by student-athletes who were competing in the second round of the 2016 Division III Men’s Soccer Championship in Haverford, Pennsylvania.

The NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Committee reviewed the behavior, which took place in the fall, and issued the reprimand and suspensions. 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.

“The Division III Men’s Soccer Committee was extremely disappointed in the unsportsmanlike behavior of Massachusetts Boston men’s soccer student-athletes during the second round of the men’s soccer championship in the fall,” said Michael Schulist, committee chair and current assistant athletics director at Carroll (Wisconsin). “It’s a privilege to compete in an NCAA tournament and student-athletes should understand that. The committee expects all student-athletes who advance to the postseason to behave appropriately.”

The penalties:

  • A public reprimand, a fine of all travel and per diem and a one-year suspension for Ocane Williamson to be served during the next NCAA tournament appearance in which he would be participating, regardless of the institution he is representing. Williamson demonstrated physical unsportsmanlike behavior toward an opposing player and an official, including contact to the head and excessive actions.
  • A public reprimand, a fine of all travel and per diem and a one-game suspension for Joshua Khang to be served during the next NCAA tournament appearance in which he would be participating, regardless of the institution he is representing. Khang demonstrated physical unsportsmanlike behavior toward an opposing player, including contact to the head.