Group of New Trier lacrosse players reportedly beat teammate and record incident

(EDITOR’S Notice: The Document has selected not to publish the video, which depicts the physical assault of a reported juvenile.)

A digital online video has surfaced that reportedly shows New Trier High Faculty lacrosse gamers battering just one of their teammates.

The online video was despatched to The Document by two community associates who asked for to stay anonymous. The people today in the movie have been discovered as New Trier lacrosse gamers by five Report sources, like two classmates of the people in the video clip.

New Trier Superior College commenced its spring crack on Friday, March 25. Neither the New Trier Athletic Director Augie Fontanetta nor the New Trier Communications Director Niki Dizon returned The Record’s several requests for remark as of push time (Monday, March 28). Trevians boys lacrosse head mentor Tom Herrala also did not return messages from The Report.

The graphic recording reveals at least 4 male men and women pouring canned liquid on an additional individual, who is down on all fours with a cardboard beer box covering his head. One individual then strikes the target near the head and experience with the conclude of a plastic baseball bat before at least a few individuals constantly kick the victim as he lay on the ground. 

A participant in the recorded beating can be read in the video clip indicating, “I knight this gentleman (unintelligible) New Trier lacrosse.” One more person states “OK, he’s good, he’s good” immediately after the sufferer sustains many kicks to the torso and back. 

It is unclear when the video was recorded however, the Winnetka Police Office informed The History it investigated a report of an alleged battery/hazing incident that occurred on March 5 in Winnetka.

Deputy Law enforcement Main Brian O’Connell mentioned in an electronic mail that the family of the alleged victim declined to pursue expenses. O’Connell would not deliver further details about the incident and did not ensure if the movie in concern was associated with it. The Report requested the law enforcement report in accordance with the Liberty of Data Act on Monday, March 28, and has yet to acquire a reaction.

The New Trier boys lacrosse Twitter account (@newtrierlacrosse) has been deactivated. Its final tweet was on March 7. The program’s Instagram webpage, however, is still lively and previous posted March 19.

The lacrosse team’s season-opening game on March 24 against Grayslake North was canceled, in accordance to the Grayslake North lacrosse routine. The Trevians also did not journey on a spring-crack vacation to Ohio, according to several local sources. An on the net agenda for one particular of New Trier’s Ohio opponents, St. Xavier High College, demonstrates its activity with New Trier as canceled. Although a different Ohio opponent, Olentangy Liberty, eliminated the prepared April 2 matchup with New Trier from its agenda.

Which include the video games in Ohio, New Trier will have missed its very first 4 games of the year ahead of its up coming scheduled contest on April 7 at York Superior Faculty in Elmhurst.

The New Trier Extracurricular Code of Conduct, which the code claims applies to students who take part in “voluntary, university-sponsored functions,” prohibits — amongst other items — liquor use and possession, assault or battery, and “bullying, intimidation, hazing and harassment” in a assortment of varieties, whether inside or exterior the college working day.

Outcomes change for breach of the code of carry out but “in most cases” a suspension from the action benefits, in accordance to the university doc. The team’s varsity roster is composed of about 40 college student-athletes.

The New Trier boys lacrosse is an elite application in the point out of Illinois. The Trevians have 13 point out championships given that 1995, including a title in 2019, and they confronted off with rival Loyola Academy in the sectional championship game in 2021. 

Stay tuned to The Document as this tale develops.


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