Bishop Union High School girls varsity soccer coach Manny Terraza issued this letter:
Dear friends, families, community and supporters:
I would like to say that I am very sorry for what has happened to the girls varsity soccer team. There were some poor decisions made by some of my players. This is a life lesson, unfortunately, but must be learned.
The school had to do the right thing. I wish none of it happened but now we have to live with it. I had no control in what happened and I hope people understand that. I’m very disappointed and sad for what has happened. I hope we can overcome this and be stronger. I will always do my best to get these girls to strive for the top in football and in life.
Thank you for all of the support this season. It was a season to dream about but killed by a nightmare.