UMaine Places Women’s Hockey Coach Maria Lewis On Paid Administrative Leave 

Orono, Maine — Maria Lewis, head coach of the University of Maine women’s ice hockey team, has been placed on paid administrative leave, effective Sept. 16, pending an investigation focusing on potential personnel and NCAA compliance issues.

UMaine personnel issues are confidential.

The NCAA has been notified that the university is investigating possible compliance concerns. Among the issues being investigated are whether NCAA bylaws were violated restricting the number of hours student-athletes spend in activities directed or supervised by coaching staff.