Towson University's men's lacrosse team will be severely undermanned when it travels to Johns Hopkins for its regular-season finale today, after coach Tony Seaman suspended 11 players for the game for a violation of team policy.
A school source said the players violated Seaman's curfew restriction during a road trip at the University of Vermont last week.
Seaman could not be reached for comment last night.
The players include the entire starting attack of sophomore Brad Reppert, senior Todd Paradise and freshman Ryan Obloj and two key midfielders in seniors J. D. Jones and Mike Murray.
In addition, freshman attackmen Brian Boyle and Josh Cornett, junior midfielder Chris Daley, senior goalkeeper Sam Hudson, freshman goalkeeper John Hunt and freshman attackman Brady Miller will not play. The source said all 11 players practiced with the team this week.
The Tigers (3-8) are preparing for next week's America East tournament, in which they are seeded fourth with a slim chance to win it and gain an automatic berth in next month's NCAA tournament.
Today marks Seaman's first game on the Homewood campus since he was forced out as the head coach at Hopkins following the 1998 season.