Judge denies Matt Boermeester re-enrollment

first_imgLos Angeles Superior Court Judge Amy Hogue rejected former kicker Matt Boermeester’s request to re-enroll at USC, according to the Orange County Register. His attorney filed a suit last year asking that his expulsion from the University be overturned. “Judge Hogue’s ruling [on Wednesday] was a setback, but Matt loves USC and will fight on,” Boermeester’s attorney Mark Hathaway wrote in an email to the Orange County Register. Hathaway did not immediately respond to requests for comment from the Daily Trojan.The Register also reported that Hathaway had not confirmed if Boermeester will be planning to appeal the court decision.Boermeester had been suspended indefinitely from the football team in January 2017 and was expelled July of the same year following a USC Title IX investigation regarding domestic violence with his girlfriend Zoe Katz. Boermeester  filed a petition last August seeking re-enrollment into the school. In response to the petition, the University said that Katz attributed the abuse to the “on and off again relationship” with Boermeester, according to a USC court filing. Katz confirmed the domestic violence incident in Jan. 2017 that started the investigation by the Title IX Office, the filing said.However, Katz later wrote a letter through her attorney denying any abuse, assault or mistreatment.While Hogue allowed Boermeester to stay his expulsion from USC last September, he was prohibited from re-enrolling in classes or being on campus. In January, Hogue tentatively ruled out Boermeester’s request to enroll in classes for the Spring 2018 semester. “The University had no obligation to disregard the initial statement and accept what she said months later,” Hogue said when issuing the tentative ruling, according to the Register.“We are pleased that the court recognized that there was substantial evidence supporting the University’s findings and actions,” USC said in a statement to the Daily Trojan.last_img read more

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Maddi Welch ‘a wall’ in Syracuse’s 2-1 win over Penn State

first_img Published on January 25, 2019 at 10:52 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmerman Maddi Welch certainly has the hot hand.After mixed results last weekend, Welch solidified her spot at the top of the goalie depth chart by making a career-high 33 saves in Syracuse’s (6-17-1, 6-5 College Hockey America) 2-1 win over Penn State (9-11-4, 4-7 ). Plus, she did it all while playing against her sister, Abby, and in front of six family members in the Tennity bleachers. “She was a wall tonight,” sophomore defenseman Kristen Siermachesky said.Welch focused on slowing the Nittany Lions’ offense by holding soft shots for faceoffs and angling more challenging attempts to the corners to allow her defense to clear more easily. Limiting second chances is the main indicator, SU head coach Paul Flanagan said, of a confident goalie.In the first period, Welch recorded 12 saves, most of them routine stops. Early in the game, Penn State’s Katie McMillan slammed her stick against the boards in frustration after Welch caught her wrist shot from the right circle. Meanwhile, sophomore defenseman Jessica DiGirolamo gave SU a 1-0 cushion with a bouncing wrist shot from the top edge of the right circle.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPSU tested Welch more in the second, but the senior made two key stick saves to thwart odd-man rushes. During a power play late in the second, Welch made back-to-back saves with her leg pads before Natalie Heising ripped a wrist shot from the right circle, which Welch calmly snagged out of the air with her glove. Penn State’s frustrations continued, especially after redshirt senior Brooke Avery slotted a shot into the top shelf to give Syracuse a 2-0 lead.Since the beginning of the season, Welch has focused on limiting rebound chances, she said. Siermachesky called her rebound control “amazing.” Deflecting pucks into the corners takes pressure off defenders because it’s easier to clear from there instead of cleaning up in front of the net where there’s more traffic, Flanagan said. It took 47 minutes and 30 shots on goal for PSU to finally break through Welch. On a power play with 13 minutes left in the third period, Welch couldn’t funnel a shot to the corner like she had all night, and Penn State’s Katie Rankin finished the rebound. That cut Syracuse’s lead to 2-1, but Welch only had to make three more saves to secure the SU victory. Two of Welch’s 33 saves came against her sister, who would yell after shots to make sure Welch knew it was her. Though Welch said playing her sister Abby didn’t add any motivation, she said the two have a sibling rivalry. When they return home for summer, they practice against each other, keeping score of how many shots she rejects versus how many Abby scores, Welch said. Tonight, it was Welch two, Abby zero. Half of Syracuse’s wins this season have come against Penn State, with Welch in net for all of them. She’s allowed three goals in three games against the Nittany Lions, including a shutout on Nov. 3. In those games, Welch has rejected all four of her sister’s shots.  “She’s on a roll,” forward Anonda Hoppner said of Welch. “We owe a lot to her.” Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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