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Lacrosse legend Gary Gait named GM of Canada's women's lacrosse program

Canada's Gary Gait tries to keep possession as he is checked by Finland's Dave Huoppi during action at the World Lacrosse Championships in London, Ontario Wednesday July 19, 2006. Gary Gait has been named the general manager of the Canadian women's field lacrosse national program. He will be responsible for overseeing the teams at the upcoming 2019 under-19 women's world championship and 2021 women's lacrosse World Cup. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins

OTTAWA - Gary Gait has been named the general manager of the Canadian women's field lacrosse national program.

He will be responsible for overseeing the teams at the upcoming 2019 under-19 women's world championship and 2021 women's lacrosse World Cup.

The 51-year-old Victoria native is one of the sport's greatest players, helping his teams to three NCAA titles, three National Lacrosse League titles over 18 seasons and three Major League Lacrosse titles over six seasons.

Gait also won the Minto Cup (1988), the Mann Cup (1990, 1997, 1999), and represented Canada at five world championships, bringing home men's field gold in 2006.

He has been head coach of the women's team at Syracuse, his alma mater, since 2007. During his tenure, he has led Syracuse to a 150-48 record and two appearances in the NCAA national championship game.

"I'm excited to have the opportunity to continue contributing to the growth of lacrosse in Canada and to serve our female players and national team program," Gait said in a statement.

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