stats, and more
two years of alternating between the tight dimensions of the former
soccer/lacrosse field enclosed by the school's outdoor track, and the
occasional rainy day affairs on the hard artificial turf of Vanderbilt
Stadium, the Commodore lacrosse program finds itself with a new, permanent
home in 1999.
to a joint venture between the Vanderbilt Medical Center and the Athletic
Department, athletes receive first-rate treatment in the McGugin. The
prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries
is coordinated by the Medical Center, utilizing the athletic department
training room and the Sports Medicine Center.
Strength and Conditioning Part of the foundation of Vanderbilt's
success on the playing field can be traced to the work done in the McGugin
The new Vanderbilt Soccer/Lacrosse field, completed last September,
will see its first lacrosse action this season. Already the new field
has seen its share of action. Both the men's and women's soccer teams
played on the new field this past fall. The inaugural game was played
on September 20, 1998, when the nationally ranked women's soccer team
took on SEC-rival Florida, in a game regionally televised on Fox's Sports-South.
In November, the field hosted it's first post-season event, as Vandy's
women defeated UNC Greensboro in the first round of the NCAA Women's
Soccer Tournament. The new field will provide larger dimensions, a modern
drainage system, a new scoreboard, seating for up to 1000 fans, and
separate entrances for fans and players. The new field is located directly
behind the McGugin Center, and provides fans, players, coaches, and
support staff with a more convenient location for games.