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Concordia soccer players cited for underage drinking at college party

Posted at 5:17 PM, Aug 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-24 21:18:07-04

A college party in Grafton got out of control, leaving neighbors furious and dozens of people in trouble with the law.

Grafton Police say it began with a call complaining about noise and people urinating in the front yard.

When they arrived, they gave out more than two dozen citations, mostly to members of Concordia University's Men’s soccer team

Neighbors living on Highland Drive didn’t get any shut-eye.

"I'm pretty surprised there was a full blown party going on," Wesley Brook said. "I can't imagine that many people squeezing in there."

Police say around 11 p.m. Thursday night the home was packed with 30 to 40 people. Three others were also taken to hospital with dangerously high alcohol levels in their system.

"I hope they recover quickly. But I also hope they learned a lesson from what's going on," Drew Windsor, another neighbor said.

We reached out to the University and officials sent us a statement:

"All students enrolled at Concordia University Wisconsin are expected to act in a manner that respects their own health and that of others, as well as upholds community standards.

We are disappointed by the actions that occurred at a private, off-campus residence. We do not condone the decisions and behaviors of the students involved, and we are acting carefully and decisively in dealing with the matter. 

Over many years, the university has taken strong steps to implement policies and practices to prevent underage drinking and high-risk behaviors. When a student’s behavior becomes self-destructive and affects the education and lives of others in the community, the Dean of Students’ Office is empowered to respond appropriately, as outlined in the university’s Code of Student Conduct."

This happened while the soccer team is in the middle of training camp. Their first game of the season is next Friday.