Merrimack College hockey player arrested, barred from campus after alleged dorm room assault

The woman reportedly told police it wasn’t the first time August von Ungern-Sternberg had been violent with her.

A Merrimack College hockey player was arrested and ordered to stay away from campus after allegedly assaulting a 19-year-old student in his dorm room last week, according to the Essex County District Attorney’s Office.

August von Ungern-Sternberg, 22, of Idaho, faces charges of assault and battery, witness intimidation, and resisting arrest, DA spokesperson Carrie Kimball said in an email.

The Eagle Tribune, the local paper in North Andover where Merrimack is located, obtained court documents from von Ungern-Sternberg’s arrest. The police report alleges that on Aug. 31, he screamed at the woman, threw her to the ground, and hit her.

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The woman reportedly told police it wasn’t the first time von Ungern-Sternberg had been violent with her. She said it was just the first time he left a mark, The Eagle Tribune reported.

Kimball said von Ungern-Sternberg was arraigned Tuesday in Lawrence District Court. On top of not being allowed on campus, he was also ordered to stay away from the woman he allegedly attacked and any witnesses, submit to a mental health and substance abuse evaluation, and complete any necessary treatment.

According to The Mack Report, a publication covering Merrimack College athletics, von Ungern-Sternberg was suspended from the hockey team following his arrest.

His pre-trial hearing is scheduled for Oct. 11.

Merrimack College and head men’s hockey coach Scott Borek did not immediately respond to requests for comment on this story.