Louisville Women's Lacrosse Coach Accused of Abusive Tactics

October 7, 2013

Six current or former University of Louisville women's lacrosse players have accused the coach, Kellie Young, of abusive tactics, The Courier-Journal reported. Among their allegations are that the coach required a player with a torn anterior cruciate ligament to do 250 push-ups in an airport terminal, that she told two team members that they had to sign a contract not to talk to one another, and that she called players "alcoholics," "bipolar bitches" and "princess pussies." Young disputed the allegations, as did two co-captains on the team. But Young acknowledged trying to push players hard, in part through the things she says to them. "I tell my leaders, 'It's acting. I’m just trying to get a reaction out of you. If you’re going to be mad at me, great ... if that means you're gonna play harder.' "


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