|Born||December 14, 1985|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||220 pounds (100 kg)|
|NCAA team||Johns Hopkins University (2008)|
|NLL draft||2nd overall, 2008|
San Jose Stealth
|NLL teams||San Jose Stealth|
|MLL draft||1st overall, 2008|
|MLL teams||Boston Cannons|
New York Lizards
|PLL teams||Atlas Lacrosse Club|
Cannons Lacrosse Club
Paul Rabil (born December 14, 1985), is an American professional lacrosse player with the Cannons 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.
Rabil was born in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He started playing lacrosse at the age of 12. He attended Watkins Mill High School in Montgomery Village, Maryland, then went on to graduate from DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland. He then played collegiate lacrosse at Johns Hopkins University.
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.
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.
In 2014, Rabil was named to his seventh consecutive All-Star team and named MLL First-Team All-Pro for the sixth consecutive year.
Rabil played in and started 12 out of the 14 regular-season games. He had 24 goals, 15 assists, and 3 2-point goals in the regular season. On August 1, 2015, Rabil had two goals and two assists in a semifinal playoff game against the Boston Cannons. New York would win in overtime 16-15. On August 8, 2015, Rabil had 3 goals and 3 assists as the Lizards defeated the Rochester Rattlers 15-12 in the MLL Steinfeld Cup Championship game. This made Paul Rabil a 2 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.
Rabil was drafted second overall in the 2008 National Lacrosse League entry draft. Paul was a part of the 2010 Washington Stealth National Lacrosse League Champion's Cup team, defeating the Toronto Rock. Paul scored two goals in the championship game.
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.
In February 2012, Rabil was traded to the Edmonton Rush in exchange for Athan Iannucci, but subsequently refused to report to the Rush. 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. 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.
Rabil has not played in the NLL since 2013.
Premier Lacrosse League Founder
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 from 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.
He announced his retirement from professional lacrosse in September of 2021.
Paul Rabil married Kelly Berger in January 2014. They divorced in 2017.
Awards and achievements
- 2002 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Champion (DeMatha Catholic High School)
- 2003 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Champion (DeMatha Catholic High School)
- 2003 High School All-America
- 2004 The Washington Post's Player of the Year
- 2003 The Washington Post's First-Team
- 2004 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Champion (DeMatha Catholic High School)
- 2004 High School All-America
- 2000 Elementary School (Christ the King)
- 2005 USILA Third Team All-American
- 2005 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship Winner (Johns Hopkins Blue Jays)
- 2006 USILA First Team All-American
- 2007 USILA First Team All-American
- 2008 USILA First Team All-American
- 2007 NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship Winner (Johns Hopkins Blue Jays)
- 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
|Paul Rabil||Regular Season||Playoffs|
GP–Games played; G–Goals; 2PG–2-point goals; A–Assists; Pts–Points; Sh–Shots; GB–Ground balls; Pen–Penalties; PIM–Penalty minutes; FOW–Faceoffs won; FOA–Faceoffs attempted
|Paul Rabil||Regular Season||Playoffs|
|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|
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.
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- "Paul Rabil selected with #1 Overall Pick". MajorLeagueLacrosse.com. May 28, 2008. Archived from the original on June 1, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
- "Major League Lacrosse: Paul Rabil Wins Bud Light Season MVP". InsideLacrosse.com. August 25, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-25.
- "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.
- "Rabil & Iannucci moved in West Division blockbuster". February 13, 2012. Archived from the original on December 11, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-13.
- "Paul Rabil". 2010. Archived from the original on 2012-03-24. Retrieved 2012-04-13.
- Herald Staff (February 8, 2012). "Stealth's Duch, Rabil named NLL All-Stars". HeraldNet. Retrieved April 13, 2012.
- Moddejonge, Gerry (May 9, 2012). "Rush NLL's Rabil rousers". Edmonton Sun. Retrieved September 21, 2012.
- "Rochester acquires rights to Paul Rabil from Edmonton". NLL.com. July 27, 2012. Retrieved Sep 21, 2012.
- "Wings acquire Paul Rabil, move Dawsons in big trade". NLL.com. December 14, 2011. Retrieved December 14, 2012.
- https://premierlacrosseleague.com/articles/atlas-cannons-trade-paul-rabil-to-cannons/. Missing or empty
- "Lacrosse Legend Paul Rabil Announces His Retirement". www.usalaxmagazine.com. Retrieved 2021-09-14.
- Ingemi, Marisa (June 27, 2014). "Chicago Outlaws Player Zack Dorn Wins Hardest Shot Contest". In Lacrosse We Trust. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
- "The Shot: Zack Dorn". Epoch Lacrosse. July 17, 2014.
- "Player National Lacrosse League". NLL.com. Retrieved March 9, 2020.