Thrown punch results in lengthy suspension

A member of the Vero Beach (Vero Beach, Fla.) girls' soccer team, who received National Soccer Coaches Association State Player of the Year honors last season, has been suspended for six weeks for an onfield altercation, the TCPalm.com reported Wednesday.

Vero Beach started the season among the POWERADE FAB 50, but a pair of losses since the player's suspension has dropped the team out of the rankings.