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Gait Grabs Nll Honor

04/12/2001, 12:36pm EDT
By National Lacrosse League

The National Lacrosse League has announced that Washington Power forward Gary Gait has been named the NLL Player of the Month for March.

Gait, the 6-2, 210-pound forward from Victoria, British Columbia collected 30 points on 14 goals and 16 assists (14 16=30) in five games for the Power. Gait, who averaged six points a game during the month of March, picked up 10 points (3 7=10) against the Ottawa Rebel on March 17. Gait scored at least two goals in every game for Washington this season.

Gait, the MILL/NLL?s All-Time Leading Scorer, had a strong campaign for the Power, leading the team to berth in the 2001 Champion?s Cup Playoffs. Gait finished the regular season with a career high 90 points on 43 goals and 47 assists (43 47=90). His point total this season places Gait tied for second with John Grant of the Rochester Knighthawks among NLL Scoring Leaders.

Adding to his incredible scoring numbers, Gait now has amassed 709 points on 397 goals and 271 assists in 110 regular season games.

This is the fifth time in Gait?s career that he has been named Player of the Month.Other players receiving nominations were the Albany Attack?s Josh Sanderson, the Buffalo Bandit?s Shawn Williams, the Columbus Landsharks? Mike Benedict, the New York Saints? Roy Colsey, the Ottawa Rebel?s Matt Disher, the Rochester Knighthawks? Pat O?Toole and the Toronto Rock?s Colin Doyle.

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