ESTERO, Fla. — Andre Signoretti, senior captain of the Ohio State Buckeyes, is academically ineligible and will likely miss the rest of the 2000-01 season.
“I have no idea what’s going to happen,” said John Markell, Buckeye head coach. “It’s his responsibility now.”
Markell said the Buckeyes found out the week before Christmas, when Ohio State released its grades.
“It’s unfortunate. You think a 24-year-old senior, in his final year, would take care of business. Hopefully, he can learn from this.”
Signoretti has three goals and 10 assists for 13 points this season, and leads all CCHA defensemen with a plus/minus ratio of +13.
Markell said that Signoretti is pursuing options for reinstatement.
“There’s always a chance, but I don’t know what his situation is. It’s going to be a tough road for him.”