Paul Rabil

Paul Rabil (born December 14, 1985), is an American professional lacrosse player with the Atlas Lacrosse Club of the Premier Lacrosse League, which he co-founded. He formerly played for the Boston Cannons and the New York Lizards of Major League Lacrosse.

Paul Rabil
Born (1985-12-14) December 14, 1985 (age 35)
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Nationality United States
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight220 pounds (100 kg)
PositionMidfielder
NCAA teamJohns Hopkins University (2008)
NLL draft2nd overall, 2008
San Jose Stealth
NLL teamsSan Jose Stealth
Washington Stealth
Philadelphia Wings
MLL draft1st overall, 2008
Boston Cannons
MLL teamsBoston Cannons
New York Lizards
PLL teamAtlas L.C.
Websitewww.paulrabil99.com

PLL:

  • 1x PLL All-Star

NCAA:

  • 2x NCAA Champion (2005, 2007)

MLL:

NLL:

YouthEdit

Rabil was born in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He started playing lacrosse at the age of 12.[1] He attended DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland. He then played collegiate lacrosse at Johns Hopkins University. [2]

MLL careerEdit

Rabil was selected 1st overall by the Boston Cannons in the 2008 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft.[3] That year, he also competed in the MLL All-Star Game.

In 2009, Rabil was named the MLL MVP and MLL Offensive Player of the Year.

In 2010, Rabil competed in his third consecutive All-Star team, and was named First-Team All-Pro.

In 2011, Rabil was named the MLL MVP and MLL Offensive Player of the Year for the second time. He also won the MLL Bud Light Skills Competition in 2011, making him the first player to have won both the Skills Competition and the MLL Fastest Shot competition. Many have named him the best lacrosse player in the world.[4]

In 2012, Rabil was declared the MLL Offensive Player of the Year for the third time, tying the league record for most season-ending awards by a player. He also set the single-season points record (72) while playing midfield for the Boston Cannons.[5]

In 2014, Rabil was named to his seventh consecutive All-Star team, and named MLL First-Team All-Pro for the sixth consecutive year.

On January 5, 2015, Rabil was traded to the New York Lizards, along with fellow midfielder Mike Stone for veteran Max Seibald and draft picks.

Rabil played in and started 12 out of the 14 regular season games. He had 24 goals, 15 assists, and three two-point goals in the regular season. On August 1, 2015, Rabil had two goals and two assists in a semifinal playoff games against the Boston Cannons. New York would win in overtime 16-15. On August 8, 2015, Rabil had three goals and three assists as the Lizards defeated the Rochester Rattlers 15-12 in the MLL Steinfeld Cup Championship game. This made Paul Rabil a two time Steinfeld Cup Champion as he finished off the season with a total of 29 goals and 20 assists. He was named the Coca-Cola Player of the Game MVP of the championship.

NLL careerEdit

Rabil was drafted 1st overall in the 2008 National Lacrosse League entry draft.[6] Paul was a part of the 2010 Washington Stealth National Lacrosse League Champion's Cup team, defeating the Toronto Rock. Paul scored 2 goals in the championship game.

In 2010, Rabil set the Washington Stealth team record for loose balls in a season, snagging 153 in 16 National Lacrosse League games.[7]

In January 2012, Rabil was selected to his second consecutive National Lacrosse League All-Star game. Since entering the NLL, he has been selected to every All-Star game in each season he has played.[8]

In February 2012, Rabil was traded to the Edmonton Rush in exchange for Athan Iannucci,[6] but subsequently refused to report to the Rush.[9] He was placed on the hold-out list and did not play the rest of the 2012 season.

On July 27, 2012 Rabil was traded to the Rochester Knighthawks for Jarrett Davis.[10] After he did not report to training camp, he was traded along with three other players to the Philadelphia Wings for Dan Dawson, Paul Dawson, and a first round draft pick.[11]

Rabil has not played in the NLL since 2013. [12]

Premier Lacrosse League FounderEdit

Paul Rabil and his brother, Mike Rabil, founded the PLL with known investors The Chernin Group and The Raine Group as direct competition to the MLL. Rabil, who was one of the only lacrosse players at the time to make a living of the sport, campaigned for higher wages, stock, and benefits to the players to try and make the game their full-time jobs. The league's inaugural season debuted June 1, 2019. He was selected to the league’s first All-Star game in Los Angeles, California and was showcased on SportCenter Top 10 for an impressive around-the-world pass.[13]

Rabil is a midfielder for the Atlas Lacrosse Club. [14]

Personal LifeEdit

Paul Rabil married Kelly Berger in January 2014. They divorced in 2017. He is currently unmarried. [15]

Awards and achievementsEdit

High schoolEdit

CollegeEdit

InternationalEdit

  • 2010 World Lacrosse Championship Best Midfielder
  • 2010 World Lacrosse Championship All-Tournament Team
  • 2010 World Lacrosse Championship MVP
  • 2010 World Lacrosse Championship Winner United States of America
  • 2014 World Lacrosse Championship FIL Best Midfielder
  • 2014 World Lacrosse Championship All-Tournament Team
  • 2018 World Lacrosse Championship All-Tournament Team
Preceded by
Joe Boulukos & Kyle Dixon
McLaughlin Award
2007
Succeeded by
Steven Brooks
Preceded by
John Grant, Jr.
Major League Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Year
2009
Succeeded by
Matt Poskay
Preceded by
Matt Poskay
Major League Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Year
2011
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
Incumbent
Major League Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Year
2012
Succeeded by
Kevin Crowley
Preceded by
John Grant, Jr.
Major League Lacrosse MVP
2009
Succeeded by
Matt Poskay
Preceded by
Matt Poskay
Major League Lacrosse MVP
2011
Succeeded by
Brendan Mundorf

StatisticsEdit

Rabil previously held the record for the world's fastest lacrosse shot at 111 mph. This was later broken by Zak Dorn at a competition in 2014.[16][17]

PLLEdit

Season Team GP G 2ptG A Pts GB
2019 Atlas LC 10 12 1 13 26 9
2020 Atlas LC 5 1 0 4 5 3
PLL Totals 15 13 1 17 31 12

NLLEdit

Reference:[18]

Paul Rabil Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts LB PIM Pts/GP LB/GP PIM/GP GP G A Pts LB PIM Pts/GP LB/GP PIM/GP

2009 San Jose Stealth 16 16 18 34 60 6 2.13 3.75 0.38 2 1 2 3 10 7 1.50 5.00 3.50
2010 Washington Stealth 15 11 26 37 84 22 2.47 5.60 1.47 3 5 1 6 21 11 2.00 7.00 3.67
2011 Washington Stealth 16 14 30 44 153 36 2.75 9.56 2.25 3 2 6 8 19 0 2.67 6.33 0.00
2012 Washington Stealth 5 3 5 8 27 17 1.60 5.40 3.40
2013 Philadelphia Wings 16 17 21 38 60 18 2.38 3.75 1.13 1 0 1 1 6 2 1.00 6.00 2.00
68 61 100 161 384 99 2.37 5.65 1.46 9 8 10 18 56 20 2.00 6.22 2.22
Career Total: 77 69 110 179 440 119 2.32 5.71 1.55

GP–Games played; G–Goals; A–Assists; Pts–Points; LB–Loose balls; PIM–Penalty minutes; Pts/GP–Points per games played; LB/GP–Loose balls per games played; PIM/GP–Penalty minutes per games played.

MLLEdit

Season Team GP G 2ptG A Pts GB PIM
2008 Boston 9 24 3 7 34 21 5.5
2009 Boston 12 33 8 12 53 15 2.5
2010 Boston 10 21 6 10 37 9 6
2011 Boston 11 28 4 18 50 14 1.5
2012 Boston 14 27 7 38 72 20 2
2013 Boston 14 32 3 19 54 17 1
2014 Boston 11 20 1 33 54 17 3.5
2015 New York 12 29 3 20 52 8 2.5
2016 New York 14 43 6 23 72 26 2.5
2017 New York 14 26 3 19 48 15 4
2018 New York 12 29 2 14 45 9 2.5
MLL totals 134 312 46 213 571 171 33.5

NCAAEdit

Season Team GP G A Pts
2005 Johns Hopkins 16 23 14 37
2006 14 25 13 38
2007 16 27 26 53
2008 16 36 14 50
College totals 62 112 67 178

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.redbull.com/us-en/athlete/paul-rabil
  2. ^ "Paul Rabil Blue Jays Player Bio". HopkinsSports.com. Retrieved 2007-05-21.
  3. ^ "Paul Rabil selected with #1 Overall Pick". MajorLeagueLacrosse.com. May 28, 2008. Archived from the original on June 1, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
  4. ^ "Major League Lacrosse: Paul Rabil Wins Bud Light Season MVP". InsideLacrosse.com. August 25, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-25.
  5. ^ "Major League Lacrosse: Paul Rabil Sets Single Season Points Record". Majorleaguelacrosse.com. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on August 19, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
  6. ^ a b "Rabil & Iannucci moved in West Division blockbuster". February 13, 2012. Archived from the original on December 11, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-13.
  7. ^ "Paul Rabil". 2010. Archived from the original on 2012-03-24. Retrieved 2012-04-13.
  8. ^ Herald Staff (February 8, 2012). "Stealth's Duch, Rabil named NLL All-Stars". HeraldNet. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
  9. ^ Moddejonge, Gerry (May 9, 2012). "Rush NLL's Rabil rousers". Edmonton Sun. Retrieved September 21, 2012.
  10. ^ "Rochester acquires rights to Paul Rabil from Edmonton". NLL.com. July 27, 2012. Retrieved Sep 21, 2012.
  11. ^ "Wings acquire Paul Rabil, move Dawsons in big trade". NLL.com. December 14, 2011. Retrieved December 14, 2012.
  12. ^ https://inlacrossewetrust.com/paul-rabil-wont-play-nll-this-season/
  13. ^ https://www.uslaxmagazine.com/pro/pll/pll-notebook-all-star-game-edition
  14. ^ "Player Detail - Paul Rabil". Premier Lacrosse League. January 17, 2019. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  15. ^ {{cite web | url=http://dailydsports.com/paul-rabil
  16. ^ Ingemi, Marisa (June 27, 2014). "Chicago Outlaws Player Zack Dorn Wins Hardest Shot Contest". In Lacrosse We Trust. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  17. ^ "The Shot: Zack Dorn". Epoch Lacrosse. July 17, 2014.
  18. ^ "Player National Lacrosse League". NLL.com. Retrieved March 9, 2020.