NCAA Athletics

New Mexico soccer player suspended for actions against BYU, and is forced to apologize

11/6/09 in NCAA Athletics   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Elizabeth Lambert, the soccer player who was seen punching, kicking, pushing and pulling her opponent's hair in New Mexico's 1-0 loss to BYU, has been suspended indefinitely and has issued an apology for her actions in the game. Watch the video, if you're not sure what we're talking about here.

"I let my emotions get the best of me in a heated situation. I take full responsibility for my actions and accept any punishment felt necessary. This is in no way indicative of my character or the soccer player that I am. I am sorry to my coaches and teammates for any and all damages I have brought upon them. I am especially sorry to BYU and the BYU women's soccer players that were personally affected by my actions. I have the utmost respect for the BYU women's soccer program and its players."

Her coach, Kit Vela, said that "Liz is a quality student-athlete, but in this instance her actions clearly crossed the line of fair play and good sportsmanship."

I'm not sure if I'd say this is what I'd call a "quality student-athlete", but I will say this: If she needs someone to practice with while she's suspended, I'm available. Giggity.
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