GENESEO — One of eight SUNY Geneseo Girls Volleyball players charged with hazing in a September incident will be taking her case to trial. The seven others have now been sentenced to community service, announced during an appearance in court Tuesday night.
Sarah Dewey, 19, from Cooperstown, is the only player not accepting the offer from the Livingston County District Attorney’s office.
On Tuesday seven players were sentenced to four days of community service with the Livingston County Sheriff’s department and two additional days of community service speaking to local youth on the dangers of binge drinking and hazing.
“I’ve had two students die here because of these events,” said Geneseo Village Judge Thomas Bushnell. “The fact that this is college hijinks doesn’t sit well with me. I see this as a crime.”
According to court documents Dewey will be represented by Michael Trossett, an Attorney from Cooperstown.
The SUNY Women’s Volleyball teammates were all charged with hazing after a rookie player ended up in the hopsital with alcohol poisoning.