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College soccer player allegedly head-butts teammate over award snub

A University of Bridgeport women's soccer player was charged with assaulting a teammate over what police say was a perceived snub at an awards ceremony last month.

The Connecticut Post reported Wednesday that Danielle Puddefoot, a 22-year-old senior from Slough, England, is accused of head-butting a teammate in a dorm room on April 30 following the team's annual sports awards banquet. 

The alleged assault occurred in a dormitory at the school. Other players reportedly told police Puddefoot appeared very drunk and head-butted teammate Hailey Marquis. Puddefoot, according to the report, then began to hit her own head against a closet. She reportedly knocked herself out.

Marquis was treated at a hospital for swelling on the right side of her face and two black eyes.

Puddefoot, who played on the team for four years, reportedly complained that she never received any awards.

Messages seeking comment from Puddefoot and the soccer team were left Wednesday with the school's sports information director. Puddefoot's number is not listed in the school's student directory.

The Associated Press contributed to this report