Former Hockey Player Joins Federal Sexual Assault Suit Against UConn

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A former University of Connecticut hockey player has joined four other plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit charging that the university mishandled allegations of rape and sexual assault on campus.

Silvana Moccia alleges that she was raped as a freshman in 2011 by a male UConn hockey player and that when she reached out for help, she was met with “indifference” by university officials, encouraged to transfer by a team doctor and kicked off the team by her coach.

Moccia, who now lives in Somerville, Mass., alleges that UConn officials did not inform her of her legal options in the case and that the coach, in removing her from the team, said she wasn’t “stable enough” and would “bring down the team.”

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