Normally, when we hear stories about a college coach who forces athletes to participate in religious ceremonies, they involve atheist students.
What’s going on at Delaware State University, however, involves two religious parties.
According to a federal lawsuit filed this week, Natalia Mendieta received a full scholarship to play volleyball for DSU in 2012. Even though she had other similar offers, she was excited to start playing in Delaware. As long as she contributed to the team and remained academically eligible, it was assumed she would continue receiving her scholarship.
At the end of her first year, the team got a new head coach, LaKisya Killingsworth, who immediately made sure the players knew who’s boss: