SYRACUSE Syracuse womens lacrosse coach Gary Gait was named the IWCLA Northeast Region Coach of the Year for the second straight year on Monday.
Gait led the Orange to the NCAA Final Four for the second consecutive season and the fourth time in the last six years. He has won the award three times since taking over SU in 2008.
The Orange went undefeated in Big East play for the second straight year to claim its sixth conference title. It also won the conference tournament and recorded a 13-game win streak before its national semifinal loss to Maryland.
Gait has led SU to a 94-31 record, four NCAA Tournament semifinals, one national championship appearance and five conference regular-season titles.