TORONTO -- Toronto Rock owner, president and governor Jamie Dawick was named National Lacrosse League executive of the year on Tuesday.
"Jamie's goal is to make the Rock a world-class sports franchise," NLL commissioner George Daniel said in a release. "He's very passionate about his team, our league and the sport as a whole. He deserves this recognition and award by his peers."
The Rock finished 10-6 this past season and finished in the top third of the league in average attendance.
"We work very hard at it and our fans support us," Dawick said. "We'll continue to try and fill seats. Our fans are very supportive and we're fortunate to have a good number of them up there at Air Canada Centre on a regular basis."
Dawick, a native of Oakville, Ont., took ownership of the team in 2009. He also owns a sports bar, is involved in construction and is a professional poker player.
The award is determined by a vote of the league's board of governors.