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Notebook: SUNY Cortland player charged in May assault

College SportsState University of New YorkMemorial Day

SUNY Cortland men's lacrosse player Jonathon T. Foltz has been charged with second-degree gang assault in an early-morning attack during Memorial Day weekend in Auburn, N.Y., according to the Auburn Citizen.

Police said Foltz, 21, who is a rising senior defenseman and is listed on the Red Dragons roster as J.T. Foltz, assaulted Shane M. Maneri, 42, of Atlanta at about 2:45 a.m. May 25 outside a pizzeria.

Maneri, originally from Auburn, suffered a broken right leg, along with bruises across his face and neck, the Auburn Citizen reported. He has since been recovering from trauma surgery.

Foltz is one of Cortland's top defenders -- he played in 19 games last season, starting four, and led the team with 19 caused turnovers. He also had eight penalties, the most on the team. The Red Dragons advanced to the Division III semifinals before losing to eventual runner-up Rochester Institute of Technology.

Two other men were charged in the attack; their names were not listed on the Cortland lacrosse roster. All three were arrested Monday. Foltz and one other suspect were released on bail later that day.

A self-employed real estate, health and life insurance agent, Maneri was in Auburn both to visit his family during the holiday weekend and to complete the process of obtaining health insurance, the Auburn Citizen reported.

Former Hopkins player Smith joins Colorado Mesa staff

Colorado Mesa lannounced the hiring of Vince Smith (Johns Hopkins), who will be the top assistant on the Mavericks staff and will serve as the offensive coordinator.

Smith spent the past five years at Christchurch (Va.) School as the athletic director, assistant dean of students, history teacher and lacrosse program head. He was named Virginia State Coach of the Year twice while winning two state Division II championships.

He began his college playing career as a midfielder at Johns Hopkins but then transferred to Hampden-Sydney, where as a senior he was named an All-American.

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