Washington Power
Based inWashington, D.C.
ArenaMCI Center (2001)
USAir Arena (2002)
Colorsblue, red
Division titles2002
FormerlyPittsburgh CrosseFire
LaterColorado 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 player 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

Year Player Award
2002 Paul Gait Most Valuable Player

All-time record

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

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


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