Two former Bloom U. field hockey players jailed
BLOOMSBURG - Two former members of the Bloomsburg University field hockey team were sentenced in Columbia County Court to serve short prison sentences for beating another woman in the street during the university's 2011 homecoming.
According to the Press Enterprise, President Judge Thomas James Jr. sentenced Lauren McGinley, 22, of Wilkes-Barre, to serve 10 days in jail, and Nicole Bruce, 21, of Clifford, Susquehanna County, to serve three days. They were convicted of assault and harassment in a jury trial in January.
The victim was Ashley Ann Carsia, now 25 and a kindergarten teacher, who was a graduate student at the time of the assault. She had been seen dancing in a bar with a wrestler who was dating Bruce.
McGinley and Bruce, previously expelled from Bloomsburg following their arrests, have transferred to other state universities, McGinley to West Chester University and Bruce to Indiana University of Pennsylvania.