Preparing for College

There's No "Aye" in Team Suspension

Question: What if your child was suspended from playing volleyball by the coach for "not being a team player". Would my daughter (10th grader) have to answer the suspension question with "yes"? Does suspension only apply to suspension from school, not sports teams?

There’s no “I” in T-E-AM, but there’s also no “aye” in team suspension at college-application time. So, nope … your daughter’s volleyball suspension does not have to be reported to colleges. It’s only the actual school suspensions that colleges care about. However, if your daughter is a serious volleyball player who is hoping to continue in college, she will need to make peace with her coach and, hopefully, solicit the coach’s support when she’s ready to apply to colleges.


(posted 9/16/2011)