SU, Gary Gait sued by Former Syracuse Women’s Lacrosse Player

An official gives a yellow card to Syracuse coach Gary Gait during the second half of Northwestern's 8-6 win over Syracuse in the NCAA college women's lacrosse championship, Sunday, May 27, 2012, at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Dunn)
Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 at 9:51 pm by Kevin Ryans

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Former Syracuse Women’s Lacrosse Player Addy Tauro has filed a lawsuit against ten year Women’s Lacrosse Coach Gary Gait and Syracuse University in the Supreme Court of Onondaga County. Tauro claims actions during a practice led to a personal injury. The suit says negligence and reckless conduct by both Gait and SU led to the injury. first reported this story.

Tauro’s lawyer, Jim Fleckenstein, told that on Oct. 8, 2013, Tauro sustained a concussion in practice when Gait threw a ball which hit her head. Three years after the fact, Tauro still suffers from concussion-related symptoms, Fleckenstein mentioned to

Tauro is currently listed as a graduate student at Syracuse University. The Skaneateles, N.Y. native played for the Women’s Lacrosse Team on defense up until last season, according to SU Athletics’ website

Syracuse University has not commented on the matter citing a policy on not talking about pending litigation.

A three time national champion at Syracuse University as a player, Gait has been the coach of SU Women’s Lacrosse since 2007. Since then, Gait, 49, has taken the program to new heights making two national championship appearances and seven Final Fours, including four semifinals in a row. The amount the former SU Lacrosse Player is seeking has not been specified.