posted 04.20.2011 at 9.17 a.m. by Matt DaSilva

Roanoke Men's Lacrosse Players Suspended in Separate Incidents

Trey Keeley

Roanoke College has suspended men's lacrosse players Brendan Nizolek and Trey Keeley in light of two unrelated incidents reported this week.

A third player, Reid Mayberry, has been removed from the Maroons' roster, the cause unknown.

Nizolek was arrested and charged with two counts of assault -- one a felony offense -- after an alleged off-campus altercation early last Thursday.

According to the Roanoke Times, two men told police after they arrived at about 2 a.m. that they were assaulted by Nizolek. Neither was seriously injured.

Nizolek's preliminary hearing is May 20.

A sophomore attackman from Madison, Conn., Nizolek played in 10 games this season. His name and bio have been removed from the Maroons' online roster.

Reid Mayberry

A Roanoke College told the Times that the school is "monitoring the situation."

Nizolek did not compete in Saturday's home game against ODAC foe Hampden-Sydney. The Maroons, ranked eighth nationally in the latest USILA Division III poll, edged the Tigers 17-15 for their sixth straight win. They finish the regular season Wednesday at Guilford.

Keeley, a senior midfielder and honorable mention USILA All-American in 2010, started 12 of 14 games this season for Roanoke. He was also removed from the roster after a separate incident, about which the school has not released any details. He ranked second on the team in points.

Mayberry, a junior attackman and Salisbury transfer, scored two goals in Roanoke's win over Hampden-Sydney.