The future of a UNC field hockey commit is in question after a video surfaced late last week which allegedly shows the Pennsylvania high school student using a racial slur.
A video was posted to Twitter last Tuesday by an individual with the username @_kayren. The user posted the video – which had been livestreamed on Instagram – and said that the two girls in the video went to her high school – Conestoga High in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. The video gained momentum last Thursday and one of the two girls in the original video using the N-word was said to be a UNC field hockey commit.
The website maxfieldhockey.com lists a member of the 2019 recruiting class from Conestoga High School as a UNC commit.
A UNC spokesperson issued a statement on Friday saying, “This video does not include a UNC student. We condemn the use of racial slurs in any setting.”
The individual who is accused of using the slur in the video was also a member of the USA junior national field hockey team. That organization issued the following statement late Friday evening.
“USA Field Hockey is aware of the discriminatory remark made by an athlete from one of our junior national teams and has suspended this individual as we review the situation further. USA Field Hockey does not tolerate any behavior that is not inclusive and respectful to all.”
Former UNC point guard Nate Britt was one of the users on social media calling for UNC field hockey to sever ties with the recruit. Britt tweeted in response to the original video “not at my school” adding that the recruit “gotta be gone.”
Nahhh not at my school. Gotta be gone
— Nate Britt (@brittnate0) March 9, 2018
The university is prohibited from commenting specifically on any recruit that has not signed a letter of intent to the university.
Screenshot from video showing alleged UNC field hockey commit using racial slur