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Irondequoit Post
  • Police: 8 SUNY Geneseo freshman volleyball players blindfolded, handcuffed and forced to drink alcohol

  • Eight people – blindfolded, handcuffed and ordered to drink. That’s what Geneseo Police say happened at an underage drinking party in Geneseo. Now, 11 SUNY Geneseo students – including eight members of the women’s volleyball team -- are facing charges.

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  • Eight people – blindfolded, handcuffed and ordered to drink. That’s what Geneseo Police say happened at an underage drinking party in Geneseo. Now, 11 SUNY Geneseo students – including eight members of the women’s volleyball team -- are facing charges.
    Twenty-year-old Courtney Long of Rochester, Alysia Negron, 20 from Buffalo, 21-year-old Laura Galvin of Baldwinsville, 20-year-old Alexandra Wende of Williamsville, 20-year-old Noelle Morrison of Stoneybrook, 20-year-old Julia Ganglof of Lancaster, 19-year-old Sarah Dewey of Cooperstown, 19-year-old Carissa Gagliardi of Wantagh, 19-year-old Megan Johnson of Moriches,  21-year-old Laura Rahab of East Northport and 21-year-old Megan Reed of Horseheads are facing charges of hazing and unlawfully dealing with a child. Long, Rahab and Reed are not members of the women’s volleyball team.
    Geneseo Police say its investigation began on September 2 when they learned an 18-year-old SUNY Geneseo student was taken to NOYES Memorial Hospital for alcohol poisoning.
    Investigators say the victim was drinking at a home on Court Street during a SUNY Geneseo women’s volleyball gathering. According to police, eight people – all freshman students under the age of 21 and members of the volleyball team -- were summoned to the home where they were blindfolded, handcuffed and forced to drink alcoholic beverages.
    All 11 are due to appear in court on Tuesday, October 9 at 5:30 p.m.

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