Mac Mystery: The Case of the Salty Non-Somersaulter [Part 2]

Over the past month, rumors have swirled around Macalester of a criminal in our presence. It was supposed to be the perfect crime; the crime of opportunity. The moment was one of blind passion, when jubilation bogged the mind and souls of onlookers. But what I found will shock you to the core.

During a Sept. 24 men’s soccer game versus the University of Dubuque (Iowa), Cole Erickson ’15 scored in the 84th minute to knot the score at one apiece. After the goal, it was somersault mania as Erickson and teammates celebrated. However, this celebration was tempered by rumors that one player failed to perform the somersault.

After scrupulous investigation, including interviews with [witnesses and potential suspects][1], the criminal has been identified.

Who is he? What’s his punishment? This is Mac Mystery.