Virginia goalie Matt Barrett, a senior who has started all 46 games he has played for the Cavaliers and was a 2015 2nd Team USILA All American, will not play in 2017. Head coach Lars Tiffany announced the suspension in a press release sent out on Friday.
Barrett was suspended indefinitely following an arrest in August for drug possession in Ocean City, Maryland. The reason given for his being shelved for the 2017 season was an unnamed violation of Athletic Department Policy.
The full text of the release from the University is below:
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia men’s lacrosse head coach Lars Tiffany announced Friday, Nov. 11 that senior goalie Matt Barrett has been suspended for the 2017 season due to violation of athletics department policy.
Barrett (Sr., Glenmoore, Pa.) has started each of the 46 career games he’s played at Virginia. He owns a 27-19 career record between the pipes and his 469 career saves rank No. 9 all-time in the UVA record books. Barrett was a 2015 USILA second-team All-American and a 2015 All-ACC honoree.