Commodores are Headed to Europe

Vanderbilt will visit Prague and Berlin next summer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt lacrosse will embark on a trip to the Czech Republic and Germany in 2023 as announced by head coach Beth Hewitt on Thursday.

The Commodores will play friendlies against foreign competition and tour historic sites in and around the cities of Prague and Berlin over a 10-day period next summer.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our student-athletes to experience different cultures together as a team,” Hewitt said. “I’m especially thankful that Vanderbilt Athletics places a priority in educating the whole person in addition to the athlete. Not only will this trip allow us to face some talented international teams, it will also afford us the ability to tour two cities that are rich in history and culture.”

The first five days will be spent in Prague, a cultural hub of central Europe and capital city of the Czech Republic. Activities include a walking tour of Old Town and an evening cruise down the Vltava River along with friendly lacrosse contests against local squads.

The team will then head to Berlin for the second half of the journey to see sites such as the Berlin Wall Memorial Site, Jewish Holocaust Museum and the Berlin TV Tower.

This is the second international trip for the Dores in Hewitt’s four seasons. The team traveled to Great Britain and Ireland in 2019 to compete against Team Ireland and three England National Teams.

Vanderbilt’s Europe trip is made possible by contributions to the Vanderbilt Lacrosse Excellence Fund and the National Commodore Club. Information on how to support the trip can be found online at