New York Saints

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New York Saints
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Division American/Eastern
Played 1989–2003
Home Arena Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Based in Uniondale, New York
Colors blue, orange
Division Championships 1992
Formerly New Jersey Saints

The New York Saints are a former member of the National Lacrosse League. They played at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York from 1989 to 2003. They became an inactive team after the 2002-03 season and were officially defunct in 2006.

The Saints had played in the Major Indoor Lacrosse League from 1987 to 1988 in New Jersey (at Brendan Byrne Arena) as the New Jersey Saints. The Saints won the 1988 MILL championship.

Awards & honors[edit]

Year Player Award
1995 Charlie Lockwood Rookie of the Year
2004 Chris Driscoll Sportsmanship Award

All time Record[edit]

Season Division W-L Finish Home Road GF GA Coach Playoffs
1989   6-2 3rd 2-2 4-0 103 87 Bob Engelke Lost Championship
1990   4-4 3rd 1-3 3-1 77 78 Bob Engelke Lost in semifinals
1991 American 5-5 2nd 3-2 2-3 146 131 Bob Engelke Missed playoffs
1992 American 5-3 1st 3-1 2-2 104 101 Bob Engelke Lost in division finals
1993 American 5-3 2nd 3-1 2-2 88 89 William Dougherty Lost in division finals
1994 American 2-6 2nd 2-2 0-4 81 102 William Dougherty Lost in division finals
1995   2-6 6th 1-3 1-3 83 93 William Dougherty Missed playoffs
1996   3-7 6th 2-3 1-4 125 144 Vinnie Pfeifer Missed playoffs
1997   6-4 2nd 4-1 2-3 134 127 Vinnie Pfeifer Lost in semifinals
1998   5-7 6th 3-3 2-4 167 165 Vinnie Pfeifer,
Norm Engelke,
John Phillips[1]
Missed playoffs
1999   5-7 5th 2-4 3-3 149 156 Scott Huff Missed playoffs
2000   3-9 7th 2-4 1-5 152 194 Scott Huff Missed playoffs
2001   6-8 6th 3-4 3-4 179 181 Sal LoCascio Missed playoffs
2002 Eastern 5-11 3rd 3-5 2-6 200 249 Sal LoCascio Missed playoffs
2003 Eastern 3-13 3rd 3-5 0-8 198 239 Pat McCabe Missed playoffs
Total 15 seasons 75-95   37-43 28-52 1,986 2,136    
  1. ^ Engelke and Phillips were "co-coaches" after Pfeifer resigned

Playoff Results[edit]

Season Game Visiting Home
1989 Semifinals New York 9 Detroit 8 (2OT)
Championships New York 10 Philadelphia 11
1990 Semifinals New York 8 Philadelphia 9
1992 Division Finals Philadelphia 8 New York 6
1993 Division Semifinals Baltimore 9 New York 10
Division Finals New York 9 Philadelphia 17
1994 Division Finals New York 7 Philadelphia 17
1997 Semifinals New York 10 Buffalo 19