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Hi! I'm Paul Rabil. Rolling Stone dubbed me "Lacrosse's First Million Dollar Man. He has been the face of the game for a decade."
I was born in Gaithersburg, Maryland December 14, 1985. So wish me a Happy Birthday! I started playing lacrosse when I was about 12 years old. At the time it was more of a backup sport because I loved basketball, soccer, swimming, and music. Once l went to DeMatha Catholic High School to play with some of the best players in the league, I realized my passion for lacrosse started to get serious.
At DeMatha I was a 4x WCAC Champion, two time All-American, and Washington Post's Player of the Year. I loved lacrosse so much I practiced day and night, and I would bounce the ball back and forth by the house. When it turned dark, I would ask my dad if I could turn his car headlights on so I could play even more. After High School, I decided to go play for the most decorated division 1 program of all-time, Johns Hopkins University.
l went on to be recognized 4x USIL All-American (3x First-Teamer), 2x National Champion, NCAA Midfielder of the Year and Johns Hopkins all-time leading point scorer as a midfielder. I was taken #1 in the Major League Lacrosse Draft to the Boston Cannons, and #2 in the National Lacrosse League Draft to the San Jose Stealth. So, I began my career as a professional lacrosse player in both leagues.
Since joining the MLL, I have won MLL and NLL Championships, been awarded three MVP titles, three Offensive Player of the Year Awards, six First-Team All Pro's and I have been named to a combined 10 All-Star teams. I also set the single season record for most points scored registered in MLL history. I then joined Team USA and have helped them capture the FIL World Championship Gold Medal. As a result, I was named the World's MVP and Best Midfielder in 2014, and again, was named to the All-Tournament Team and the World's Best Midfielder.
Besides Lacrosse, I am very interested in business and charity. In 2010, I founded the Paul Rabil Foundation (PRF). Its mission is committed to helping children across the country realize their full potential, especially those with learning differences. I built and sold my own lacrosse/tech company, co-founded and operated a major event business, backed by strategic capital. I am the highest selling lacrosse head in marketplace (cumulated over $10M in retail sales during Warrior partnership). This year, I launched a lacrosse emoji keyboard and gaming app in iOS and Android, and rolled out an athlete-to-athlete interview podcast, called "SuitingUp." I also created the Paul Rabil Experience, an online skills, fitness and nutrition tool designed to motivate and instruct players of all ages.
Super pumped to chat with you all on Tuesday and can't wait to see what questions you come up with!
Now's your chance to ask me anything! Please write your questions in the comments section below and I'll answer the questions live on Tuesday, December 12th 11:30am ET.
The world's most recognized lacrosse player, Paul plays for the New York Lizards and Team USA. He's won championships at all levels of competition, including League MVPs, a World MVP, and MLL Championship MVP. Beginning with a Facebook page in 2009, Paul's grown his audience into a broad [...]