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COPY-Ex-Missouri soccer player sues over scholarship

By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A former University of Missouri soccer player is suing the school and the women's soccer coach over what she calls an unmet promise of a full 4-year scholarship.

Sophomore Ann Alexandra Charlebois (shar-leh-BWAH') sued coach Brian Blitz and the university's governing board Dec. 5 in Boone County Circuit Court. The lawsuit says Charlebois agreed to attend Missouri only after Blitz vowed to provide more than $106,000 in support through 2015.

Charlebois received a 50% partial scholarship as a freshman. Her attorney says she was kicked off the team in September after complaining about receiving a similar amount of financial aid this year.

The Columbia Daily Tribune first reported the lawsuit Wednesday.

Blitz has declined to comment.

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