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Darien Girls Lacrosse Coach Placed On Leave

DARIEN, Conn. - Lisa Lindley, head coach of the Darien High girls varsity lacrosse team, has been placed on administrative leave, according to superintendent Stephen Falcone. Lindley did not coach Thursday's state playoff game in Guilford.

Falcone would not say why Lindley was placed on leave, and added that he does not know how long she will be out.

The Darien High athletic department office would not comment on the matter.

Several calls and an email to Darien High athletic director Mike Sullivan were not returned.

It cannot be confirmed as to why Lindley is absent. She was seen yelling at her goalie, Caylee Waters, and grabbing her helmet and shoving her during a timeout in the conference championship game May 25. Darien went on to win the title over Greenwich, 17-14.

A call and an email to Waters' parents seeking comment were also not returned.

Lindley has been the Darien High girls varsity lacrosse coach for 18 years and has guided the Blue Wave to 11 conference titles and five state titles. Lindley is also a physical education teacher at Middlesex Middle School.

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