CUMBERLAND, Md. -- Six women pleaded guilty Monday to hazing
for their roles in a boozy college field hockey initiation that
left an 18-year-old hospitalized with a blood-alcohol level more
than four times the legal limit.
The six current and former Frostburg State University field
hockey players were each fined $300, given suspended 60-day jail
terms and placed on a year's probation.
The state dropped second-degree assault charges; hazing carries
a maximum sentence of six months and a $500 fine.
On Dec. 3, the victims were urged to drink so much beer and
liquor that one was hospitalized with a 0.365 percent blood-alcohol
level, court documents showed. The freshmen also were pelted with
flour, ice and eggs, and made to sit in their own vomit and urine,
according to court documents.
The defendants and victim declined to comment Monday.