Boston University defenseman Max Nicastro was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with sexual assault, according to BU Today. Nicastro has been suspended from the team pending the outcome of the investigation. BU coaches and players were not available for comment Sunday afternoon.
Nicastro, a junior, becomes the second Terrier to be arrested for sexual assault this season. Corey Trivino was arrested on Dec. 11 and was subsequently dismissed from the team.
According to the report, Nicastro was arrested by Boston University police at 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning. He is being held on $25,000 cash bail and will be arraigned Tuesday morning.
BU spokesman Colin Riley said the incident occurred in an on-campus dormitory and that the school would not take any action beyond the indefinite suspension from the team until the investigation is complete. He also said Tuesday would likely be the earliest anyone would be made available for comment.
Nicastro has three goals, six assists and a minus-2 rating in 27 games this season. The Terriers will be at Vermont for two games this weekend. With Nicastro suspended and Alexx Privitera still recovering from a broken wrist, the Terriers will likely have just five healthy defensemen this weekend. They played with five defensemen in games against Maine and Merrimack a few weeks ago while Nicastro was out with a shoulder injury.