10/24/12 5:09 PM
Hamilton Nationals Assistant Coach Gary Gait and Athletic Trainer Stephen Lobsinger have been named to the Team Canada staff for the 2014 FIL World Lacrosse Championships. The duo will join the team in Denver, Colo. for the event set for Dick's Sporting Goods Park July 10-19, 2014.
“Words cannot express how humbled and honored I am to be named to Team Canada for 2014,” said Lobsinger. “2010 was my first opportunity to represent Canada and I am grateful that I get to go back (to the World Championships) four years later. These opportunities do not come along that often.”
Gait completed his second season with the Nationals in 2012. In 2011, he was a member of the coaching staff that took Hamilton to the MLL Finals. Gait has extensive experience in coaching and playing at the international level having participated in the 1990, 1994, 1998, and 2006 World Championships as a player, and in 2003 and 2008 as a coach of the U-19 Men’s Field. He is currently the head coach of Syracuse University’s women’s lacrosse team, where he has won Big East Women’s Lacrosse Coach of the Year the past two seasons (2011 and 2012). In 2012, he led the Orange to the NCAA Division I Finals.
Lobsinger also completed his fourth season with the Nationals in 2012. He also serves as the athletic trainer for the 2012 World Champion Rochester Knighthawks. He was previously worked as the head therapist for Team Canada in Manchester (2010) and in Prague (2011). The selection to the 2014 staff was an honor for the Guelph, Ontario native.
Team Canada chose Lobsinger because he is “an experienced therapist and trainer with his National Athletic Trainers certification, who will bring his expertise back to Team Canada once again. Success at the national level requires a great deal of planning, preparation and logistical management — all of which are a priority for Stephen as he will work to ensure a smooth and efficient management of acute injury management and preventative maintenance to ensure that everyone is at their best.”