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Chase Scanlan Arrested on Criminal Mischief Charges

Syracuse attackman Chase Scanlan was arrested and charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief on Friday. A Syracuse police department spokesperson confirmed it was “for a domestic-related incident,” according to Inside Lacrosse’s Terry Foy.

Scanlan pled not guilty, and his next court appearance will be in July. Syracuse Athletics announced the player’s suspension from all athletic participation not long after his arrest.

Chase Scanlan initially missed only the April 24 game against Virginia before Syracuse men’s lacrosse head coach John Desko reinstated him to the team on April 28. But he did not travel with the team to its next contest at Notre Dame on May 1 after Syracuse players threatened to walk out on practice if Scanlan was there. Scanlan trained alone away from the team instead.

The situation happened April 18. Per Spectrum News, court documents detail that Scanlan broke his ex-girlfriend’s phone, pushed and pinned her to the ground, causing a bone confusion in her ribs. The victim said the argument was about Scanlan wanting to see what was on her phone, according to court documents found by CNYCentral.

“He was really angry and threw my phone onto the ground,” the victim said, according to court documents. “I yelled at him, picked up my phone and saw the face of the phone was shattered.

“He grabbed my hand and spun me around so that he was behind me and we fell onto his bed,” the victim’s statement continued, detailing what happened after Chase Scanlan broke her phone. “He then wrapped his legs around my legs so that I was not able to move. He began to squeeze my upper body with his arms and I started screaming because he was hurting me. I thought he was going to kill me.”

The player was arrested in the Manley Field House parking lot and has been ordered to stay away from the victim until November with up to seven years in prison for violating the order.

“Hopefully, today’s arrest will put to rest the rumors that have been running rampant about this incident for the last couple of weeks and send a message that we take all incidents of domestic violence seriously, no matter where they are committed or by whom they are committed,” Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick said in a statement. “This investigation is ongoing.”

Fitzpatrick said Chase Scanlan could see jail time, though he was released without bail because bail cannot be set on misdemeanors in New York. 

In Syracuse’s victory against Robert Morris over the weekend, multiple players wore tape with the One Love Foundation’s logo, which aims to “educate young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships, empowering them to identity and avoid abuse and learn how to love better,” according to the foundation’s website. Some players also posted support for One Love on social media.

The Orange will play Georgetown in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, their fourth game without Scanlan. Owen Seebold will likely continue to start as he has admirably filled the hole left by Scanlan, whose 24 goals still led the team until this past weekend.

Now for the other lacrosse news for the week of May 4-May 10, 2021:


-Don Bosco Prep, one of the top high school programs in the country, dismissed an assistant coach this week after the coach physically assaulted an opposing player on the field. 

-More Chris Hogan content is coming. TLN announced this week that it’ll be releasing a multi-part documentary series on Hogan’s transition back to lacrosse.

-For the fourth year in a row, Reinhardt is your NAIA men’s lacrosse national champion. The Eagles finished the season a perfect 17-0.

-On the women’s side, meanwhile, Keiser won the inaugural women’s NAIA title. It defeated University of the Cumberlands, 13-11, in a game featuring six lead changes, and capping off an undefeated season of its own.

-Talk about an impressive streak. The College of New Jerseys women’s team advanced to the NCAA Round of 16 for the 36th year in a row

-Want to read more about a legend? Here’s a deep dive from the Daily Orange on the expansive (and impressive) coaching tree of Gary Gait.

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