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Paul Gait

Hall of Fame


Inducted 2005


Syracuse University

Gait earned first team All-America honors from 1988 to 1990 and helped Syracuse win three straight national championships (the 1990 title later was vacated by the NCAA). He was named the NCAA Tournament's Most Outstanding Player in 1989 and was named to the USILA North-South All-Star Game in 1990. 

Gait played for the Canadian National Team in the ILF World Championships in 1990, 1994, 1998 and 2002, earning All-World recognition in 1994. He competed in the National Lacrosse League, and its predecessor indoor leagues from 1991 to 2005, earning the NLL's MVP award in 2002. Gait was an eight-time first-team All-Pro and three-time second-team All-Pro in the NLL. He also played outdoor post-collegiate club lacrosse and earned multiple honors. 

In 2001, he helped the Long Island Lizards capture the inaugural Major League Lacrosse championships. Lacrosse Magazine named him to its All-20th Century Team and the NCAA named him to its 25th Anniversary Team.