SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — NewsChannel 9 Sports Director Steve Infanti has learned that some players have threatened to walk out or not attend practice if Chase Scanlan is allowed to return to the team.
According to sources, Scanlan did not attend practice Tuesday. NewsChannel 9 had a crew at practice, which was held outside of the Ensley Center, but was politely asked to leave because practices are closed to the media.
Syracuse men’s lacrosse head coach John Desko will address the media Wednesday afternoon. It will be the first time Desko has spoken with media since Scanlan’s reinstatement by the team. NewsChannel 9 will carry Desko’s press conference live on LocalSYR.com
Sources also indicate SU’s captains have reached out to SU Athletic Director John Wildhack to discuss the situation.
NewsChannel 9 has reached out to the athletic department but has yet to receive a response.
Scanlan, who is first on the team in goals, was suspended indefinitely by the program April 19th for unknown reasons.
Syracuse went on to defeat no. 5 Virginia 13-11 on the road Saturday. Two days later it was announced that Scanlan was officially reinstated.
The Orange close out their road schedule Saturday at fourth-ranked Notre Dame.