Because of a hazing incident, the
women's lacrosse team has withdrawn from the Navy Fall Invitational, where it was scheduled to play Oct. 13, according to a spokesperson in the school's athletic department.
The Commodores were required by the department to miss one scheduled contest as a penalty. The sanction will not have an impact on Vanderbilt's 2013 season.
Based on an internal departmental review, Vanderbilt determined its varsity women's tennis and women's lacrosse teams recently engaged in separate events that rise to the level of hazing. No one was harmed in either case.
A public reprimand and penalties have been issued for Syracuse women's coach Gary Gait and attacker Michelle Tumolo because of misconduct during and after the 2012 women's championship game.
Gait, a former Maryland assistant coach, made comments critical of the officiating during the postgame news conference.
Tumolo was found to have made unsporting comments and placed her hands on a game official after being issued a second yellow card during the game. In addition to the public reprimand, her transportation expenses and championship per diem were withheld. Tumolo also was issued a red card at the time of the incident. As a result, she will be suspended for the first game of the 2013 regular season.
Browning, Cairns to join Vermont men's staff
Vermont announced that Ryan Browning will join its staff as an assistant coach and Patrick Cairns as a volunteer assistant coach.
Browning previously spent one season as an assistant at Goucher and one year as a senior assistant coach at
Cairns is a Baltimore native and Boys' Latin alumnus. He helped lead