Women's Hoops Blog

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Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Rick Lopez, former coach of the Colorado Hoopsters, has been arrested on charges of sexual assault in New York. The Denver Post conducted an investigation last year and uncovered multiple allegations that Lopez had inappropriate conduct with his players. Lopez quit his position with the team in early July, and shortly after that, Colorado authorities issued a warrant for his arrest. He was apparently found in New York attempting to visit one of his former players.

Hoopsters is an elite program that has produced some of the country's top recruits, including Ann Strother, Emily and Abby Waner, Jamie Carey, Katy Flecky, and Liz Sherwood.

After the Post ran its series on Lopez, the Seattle Times ran its series uncovering sexual abuse of girl athletes by coaches.

Thanks to Janet for the pointer.

Related posts:
1. Preliminary hearing
2. Preliminary hearing, round 2
3. Keeping up with the Strothers
4. Lopez's suicide in jail
5. Ambivalent parents
6. Suicide notes
7. Note from Darryl Smith, and AAU policies (or lack thereof)
8. More of the same in Albuquerque
9. Eric Adelson reports for ESPN The Magazine