The Washington Power has announced that Paul Gait, legendary lacrosse player and one of the twin-duo known as the ?Gait Brothers?, has announced that he plans to retire from the National Lacrosse League after the 2002 season.
?This is the end of an era in lacrosse,? said Steve Govett, President and General Manager for the Washington Power. ?Paul Gait is an amazing talent and has been part of the evolution of the game of lacrosse. The Washington Power, the NLL and the game of lacrosse will not be the same without him. ?
Paul Gait?s career is marked with many records. By the numbers, Paul Gait, the 6 foot, 210 lb. Forward from Victoria, BC, Canada played in 14 games last season and contributed 27 goals, 25 assists for a total of 52 points. Paul is now entering his 12th season in the League. Three time NCAA National Champion at Syracuse University; Paul was named 1st team All-Pro in 1991-97, 2nd team All-Pro in 1998 and 1999. Paul is ranked 2nd in Goals and Shots, 3rd in Points for the League All-Time Regular Season. Named Player of the Month three times, Player of the Week six times, Team MVP three times and Game MVP twenty-five times since 1991. For those that have watched Paul play, his career has made an impact on the game that cannot be counted by goals or groundballs, and for that, he will be missed.
Eight teams in the league will host events at Power away games, including promotions and giveaways, to celebrate Paul Gait?s final season. The Washington Power will feature the March 9th home game against the Philadelphia Wings as ?Paul Gait Night?. The night?s festivities will include a special give-away for the fans, a pre-game ceremony to recognize Paul Gait for his achievements and an autograph session after the game. For more information on Paul Gait, the promotions involved or tickets to the March 9th game, please contact the Washington Power at 301-324-1755 or toll free at866-POWERLAX.