Following their Saturday arrests, three players on the men’s lacrosse team have been suspended by the Lehigh program indefinitely.
Senior attackman Patrick Corbett, junior defenseman Tripp Telesco and junior midfielder Alex Eaton will face discipline because of their arrests. The three men were cited by the city of Bethlehem for “numerous offenses after striking a male” on East Fifth Street, according to the Bethlehem Police Department report.
All three players have logged significant minutes for the Hawks in the past. Telesco received first-team All-Patriot League honors because of his strong play on defense, leading the team with 36 caused turnovers. Similar to Telesco, Corbett started 17 games last year. His contribution was also significant, as he was second on the team last year with 33 goals. Meanwhile, with 11 goals and nine assists, Eaton was developing into one of the Hawks’ better midfielders last year.
The players will not be allowed to participate in team activities of any kind until the suspension is lifted. The season begins Feb. 7 at home against Marquette, and the Hawks will presumably be without these three players as long as they’re still suspended.