Taylor Gait

After a standout four-year playing career at Syracuse University from 2015-18, Taylor Gait joined the Aztec lacrosse staff as an assistant coach in August 2019.

A three-year captain as a collegian, Gait made 61 starts in 82 appearances at midfield, playing for her father, Gary Gait, who was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2005. During that span, she netted 99 points on 72 goals and 27 assists to go with 51 ground balls, 26 caused turnovers and 14 draw controls.

As a senior in 2018, Gait tallied a career-high 31 points on 18 goals and a personal-best 13 assists to earn All-Northeast Region honors from the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA).

After sitting out her first two years at Syracuse due to injury, Gait enjoyed one of her finest campaigns as a redshirt freshman in 2015, ranking fifth on the team with a career-best 27 goals to help the Orange capture their first ACC tournament championship and reach the national semifinals. The Fayetteville, N.Y., native capped her stellar rookie campaign by earning a spot on the NCAA All-Tournament team after notching two goals, three ground balls and one caused turnover in a narrow 10-8 loss to Maryland in the semifinals.

Along with her success on the field, Gait also excelled in the classroom, landing on the athletic director's honor roll in nine semesters while earning ACC all-academic honors on three occasions.

In addition to her time at Syracuse, Gait brings a wealth of international playing experience as a member of the Canadian National Team since 2016, winning silver medals with her squad at the 2017 World Cup in Guildford, England, as well as the World Games in Wroclaw, Poland, that same year.

Gait received her bachelor's degree in the business and entrepreneurial program at Syracuse in 2016, before earning a master's in entrepreneurship from the university in 2018.

Following her postgraduate studies, Gait moved to San Diego and became involved as a coach at the club level with the RC Lacrosse Club, Scripps Lacrosse Cub and Mad Dog Lacrosse San Diego. She also worked as a coach and director at her father's lacrosse camp in Syracuse prior to her relocation.