Paul Rabil

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Paul Rabil
— Lacrosse player —
Born (1985-12-14) December 14, 1985 (age 28)
Elkton, Maryland
Position Midfield
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
NCAA team Johns Hopkins University
NLL team
F. Teams
Philadelphia Wings
Washington Stealth
MLL Team Boston Cannons
Nationality USA
Pro career 2008–present
Nickname Fast Shot
Website PaulRabil99.com

Paul Rabil (born December 14, 1985, Gaithersburg, Maryland), is a lacrosse player with the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League and the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse. Rabil attended DeMatha Catholic High School (Hyattsville, MD) and played his collegiate lacrosse at the Johns Hopkins University.[1]

MLL career[edit]

Rabil was selected 1st overall by the Boston Cannons in the 2008 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft.[2]

In 2009, Rabil was named the MLL MVP and MLL Offensive Player of the Year. Rabil also won the MLL Fastest Shot competition in 2009 and 2010, with his shot measured at 111 miles per hour (179 km/h), the world record which he still currently holds.


In 2011, Rabil was named the MLL MVP and MLL Offensive Player of the Year for the second time. Rabil 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. He has been called the best lacrosse player in the world.[3] As of 2012, he plays for the Boston Cannons, is a midfielder, and is number 99.

In 2012, Rabil was named the MLL Offensive Player of the Year for the third time, tying the league record for most season-ending awards by a player. Rabil also set the single-season points record (72) while playing midfield for the Boston Cannons.[4]

NLL career[edit]

Rabil was drafted 2nd overall in the 2008 National Lacrosse League entry draft.[5] 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.[6]

In January 2012, Rabil was selected to his second consecutive National Lacrosse League All Star Game. Since entering the NLL, Rabil has been selected to every All-Star game in each season he has played.[7]

In February 2012, Rabil was traded to the Edmonton Rush in exchange for Athan Iannucci,[5] but subsequently refused to report to the Rush.[8] 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.[9] After Rabil 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.[10]

Awards and achievements[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Paul Rabil no longer holds the worlds fastest lacrosse shot, as Mike Sawyer, a Charlotte Hounds offensive player, broke the 111 mph record at the 2013 Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game by clocking in a 114 mph shot.

NCAA[edit]

    Regular Season
Season Team GP G A Pts
2005 Johns Hopkins 16 24 14 38
2006 Johns Hopkins 14 25 13 38
2007 Johns Hopkins 16 27 26 53
2008 Johns Hopkins 16 36 14 50
College Totals 62 112 67 179

MLL[edit]

    Regular Season
Season Team GP G 2ptG A Pts LB 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
MLL Totals 70 165 31 104 300 96 18.5

NLL[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts LB PIM GP G A Pts LB PIM
2009 San Jose 16 16 18 34 60 6 2 1 2 3 10 7
2010 Washington 15 11 26 37 84 22 3 5 1 6 21 11
2011 Washington 16 14 30 44 153 36 3 2 6 8 19 0
2012 Washington 5 3 5 8 27 15 -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 Philadelphia 16 17 21 38 60 40 1 0 1 1 6 2
NLL Totals 52 44 79 123 324 79 8 8 9 17 50 18
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
Incumbent
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
Incumbent

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paul Rabil Blue Jays Player Bio". HopkinsSports.com. Retrieved 2007-05-21. 
  2. ^ "Paul Rabil selected with #1 Overall Pick". MajorLeagueLacrosse.com. May 28, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-10. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Major League Lacrosse: Paul Rabil Wins Bud Light Season MVP". InsideLacrosse.com. August 25, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-25. 
  4. ^ "Major League Lacrosse: Paul Rabil Sets Single Season Points Record". Majorleaguelacrosse.com. August 22, 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-25. [dead link]
  5. ^ a b "Rabil & Iannucci moved in West Division blockbuster". February 13, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-13. 
  6. ^ "Paul Rabil". 2010. Retrieved 2012-04-13. 
  7. ^ Herald Staff (February 8, 2012). "Stealth's Duch, Rabil named NLL All-Stars". HeraldNet. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  8. ^ Moddejonge, Gerry (May 9, 2012). "Rush NLL's Rabil rousers". Edmonton Sun. Retrieved September 21, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Rochester acquires rights to Paul Rabil from Edmonton". NLL.com. July 27, 2012. Retrieved Sep 21, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Wings acquire Paul Rabil, move Dawsons in big trade". NLL.com. December 14, 2011. Retrieved December 14, 2012.