Washington Power

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Washington Power
Team logo
Division Eastern
Played 2001–2002
Home arena MCI Center/USAir Arena
Based in Washington, D.C.
Colors blue, red
Division Championships 2002
Formerly Pittsburgh CrosseFire
Later Colorado Mammoth

The Washington Power were a member of the National Lacrosse League during the 2001 and 2002 seasons. After the inaugural championship in 1987 in Baltimore (as the Thunder) through 1999 and an unsuccessful stint in Pittsburgh (as the CrosseFire), the franchise moved to Washington, D.C. in 2001, with a new ownership structure that included Eugene Podsiadlo, a New York investment executive, and star play Gary Gait. After two seasons of low attendance in Washington, the franchise moved, this time to Denver, Colorado, as the Colorado Mammoth. In Colorado they have seen success both on and off the field, culminating in 2006, when they had the highest attendance in the league, and also won the Champion's Cup.

Awards & honors[edit]

Year Player Award
2002 Paul Gait Most Valuable Player

All-time record[edit]

Season Division W-L Finish Home Road GF GA Coach Playoffs
2001   9-5 4th 4-3 5-2 226 204 Darris Kilgour Lost in semifinals
2002 Eastern 9-7 1st 6-2 3-5 253 243 Darris Kilgour Lost in semifinals
Total 2 seasons 18-12   10-5 8-7 479 447    

Playoff results[edit]

Season Game Visiting Home
2001 Semifinals Washington 9 Toronto 10
2002 Quarterfinals Washington 12 Philadelphia 11
Semifinals Washington 11 Toronto 12