Boys' Latin duo among three arrested after Syracuse break-in; Glatzel, Nee suspended indefinitely by Orangemen


Two Boys' Latin School graduates who play lacrosse at Syracuse University have been arrested after a break-in at a campus gym where clothing, equipment and athletic shoes were stolen, a school spokesman said.

Sophomore defensemen John Glatzel, The Sun's 1997 All-Metro Player of the Year, and Tom Nee were suspended indefinitely from the team and the university along with freshman midfielder Michael Springer, according to university spokesman Kevin Morrow.

The players are scheduled to have a university hearing tomorrow. One lacrosse source said Springer, already on probation by the school from an incident in the fall, probably will not return, but Glatzel and Nee could be back after a three- to five-game suspension.

Syracuse coach John Desko could not be reached for comment.

Police arrested Glatzel and Springer around 4 a.m. last Wednesday after university security responded to an alarm at Manley Field House and found two students in the equipment room.

Glatzel, of Ellicott City, and Springer, of Ridgewood, N.J., were charged with three counts of burglary and one count of grand larceny. They also were charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief and attempted petty larceny, police spokesman Sgt. David Sackett said. Nee, of Cockeysville, also was arrested last Wednesday on unspecified charges related to the break-in, Sackett said.

Glatzel, considered the Orangemen's third-best defenseman, played in 13 games last year. Nee saw limited action as a reserve defenseman.

Pub Date: 2/17/99

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