Friday, June 1, 2012

Rape Charges Dropped Against Nicastro

Max Nicastro helps celebrate
 a goal against Merrimack
in 2010.
(Photo by Matt Dresens)
In late February, Terrier Defenseman Max Nicastro was arrested for sexual assault on a female student at BU. He was suspended from the hockey team and was later kicked out of school. Today the charges were dropped by the prosecutor, but there was no real reason stated why the charges were dropped.

Former Terrier Colby Cohen tweeted this about the dropped charges:

"Great to see the charges dropped on Max Nicastro, very disapointed in the univ. for not taking the time to let the true facts come out. Not the hockey team at fault, they did the right thing only suspending him, University copped out by not waiting for the truth." -Colby Cohen

It really shows how fast people jump to conclusions.

It will be interesting to see the media coverage on this subject. The second Nicastro was arrested, all the major news outlets in Boston were reporting it. Like I said, it will be interesting to see who all comes out and reports that he is innocent after all.

Filling a Hole
At this time, I don't know if this means that Max will be back on the team next year. Right now I would say no, but things could change. If he does come back, it would greatly help the D with Clendening signing with Chicago yesterday. A huge hole needs to be filled. If Max comes back (again I don't know if he/theUniversity wants him to come back) it would only be for one year. I think it would be better for both parties involved (Max and the Hockey Team) to just move on.
If Nicastro does not return, recruit, Matt Grzelczyk will be one of two freshman defenseman on the squad in 2013. It is unknown who the second defense recruit is, but Marc Hetnik, a fall of 2013 recruit may jump a class and come this fall.

The Pipeline show is reporting that Kevin Roy, a Brown University recruit for next fall is "exploring getting out of his commitment and possibly playing for Boston University or Boston College, if possible." This is the main reason I want BU to keep an open scholarship for next season. Roy was the leading scorer in the USHL and was also the league MVP with the Lincoln Stars.

Hopefully, there will be more to come in the next few days about Roy and Nicastro. Also, BU's schedule will be released in mid June for those wondering. 

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