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Paul Rabil is one of just two players that will be representing Team USA for the third time at the World Lacrosse Championships this summer, so we thought we would take the occasion to look back at his remarkable career to date…


As a young teenager, Rabil was gifted a lacrosse stick by a neighbor down the street, and the rest — as they say — is history. In lacrosse-happy Maryland, he began racking up awards and titles in high school after transferring from Watkins Mill to DeMatha Catholic to start his sophomore year.

Paul Rabil with DeMatha Catholic Stags lacrosse

• 2002-04 3x Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Champion
• 2003 Washington Post Player of the Year
• 2003-04 2x High School All America


Rabil followed his prep career with an equally illustrious four years with Johns Hopkins, contributing to Blue Jays lacrosse teams that won NCAA titles in 2005 and 2007.

Paul Rabil with Johns Hopkins Blue Jays lacrosse

• 2005 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship Winner
• 2006-08 3x USILA First Team All-American
• 2007 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship Winner


As a professional playing in Major League Lacrosse and the National Lacrosse League, Rabil has continued to vex opponents, while leading three different teams to titles. In 2010, he helped NLL’s Washington Stealth claim the Champion’s Cup after scoring two goals in the championship game. A year later he led MLL’s Boston Canons to their first Steinfeld Cup, and in 2015 he helped the New York Lizards to the title while being named MVP.

Paul Rabil with New York Lizards lacrosse

• 2008-17 10x MLL All-Star
• 2009-17 9x MLL 1st Team All Pro
• 2009, 2011 2x MLL Most Valuable Player
• 2009, 2011, 2012 MLL Offensive Player of the Year

• 2010 NLL Champion’s Cup Champion
• 2011-12 2x NLL All-Star


Rabil’s domestic prowess has carried over to the international stage as the MVP of Team USA’s world champion team in 2010. This summer, he and his American teammates will be looking to avenge their 2014 loss to Cananda and earn the United States a record tenth title.

Paul Rabil with Team USA lacrosse

• 2010 World Lacrosse Championship MVP
• 2010, 2014 WLC Best Midfielder
• 2010, 2014 WLC All Tournament Team

This year’s World Lacrosse Championships will take place in Netanya, Israel between 12 and 21 July 2018, and will mark the first time they have been played outside of the United States, Canada, England, or Australia.