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Washington Power Promotes Steve Govett To President And General Manager

09/21/2001, 1:35pm EDT
By National Lacrosse League

The Washington Power announced the promotion of Steve Govett to President and General Manager from his former position as Executive Vice President and General Manager.

"Steve is a tremendous resource for the Power," said Steve Comiskey, Owner of the Washington Power. " His experience on the field and in the front office is evident in his ability to craft a successful team of players and coaches, as well as an expanding organization to support them. Steve has shown that he has the exemplary leadership required to continue to keep the Power at the forefront of the National Lacrosse League. "

Govett has been heading up the expanding Power organization since the team was announced last season in November of 2000. Govett chartered the new organization through numerous obstacles in the first season including limited time frame and personnel and a poor schedule. With the move to a new building that houses the front office and home games, as well as the addition of both executive and marketing front office members and an in-house sales staff, Govett's roles and responsibilities within the organization has increased.

Prior to his position with the Power, Govett's served as the General Manager for the Philadelphia Wings of the NLL. The Burnaby, British Columbia native is the all - time leading goal scorer at his alma mater, Radford University, where he scored 118 goals. Govett then took on a new role at a new level, becoming a part of the indoor lacrosse dynasty of the 1990's that was the Philadelphia Wings. Govett became a physical presence for the Wings from 1994-1998, where he not only collected 49 points (26 23 = 49) in 36 regular season games, but also recorded 115 penalty minutes. During his five-year career, the Philadelphia Wings collected three league championships (1994, 1995, and 1998).

In 1999, Govett decided to take his toughness from the penalty box to the owners' suite, as he took over as the Wings General Manager. Govett and his Philadelphia Wings compiled a 7 - 5 record and a spot in the 2000 NLL playoffs, where the Wings eventually lost to the defending champion Toronto Rock. In 2000 - 2001, in his first season with the newly formed Washington franchise, Govett lead the Power to the National Lacrosse League Semi-final Playoff game with a regular season record of 9 wins and 5 losses. The Power post season play ended with a 10-9 loss to the Toronto Rock.

The Power 2001-2002 season schedule can be found on our website at www.washingtonpower.net and is set to begin November 24, 2001 when the Power travel to face the Buffalo Bandits. The second Power game kicks off the home season on December 1, 2001 vs. the Knighthawks of Rochester at 7:00 pm. All the Power home games will be played at the Capital Centre in Largo, Maryland, formerly known as the USAir Arena.

Purchase Power season ticket packages now at 866-POWERLAX! For a limited time get a season ticket package of four premium lower bowl seats for just $395! Whole families can afford to come out and EXPERIENCE THE POWER! For information on individual tickets, birthday packages and groups call 866-POWERLAX or 301-324-1755. The Washington Power is owned by Virginia lawyer Steve Comiskey. Go to the Net at www.washingtonpower.net for the latest team information.

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