By MLL Stats and Information | 8/23/11 12:00 PM
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Boston's Paul Rabil Honored as 2011 Warrior MLL Offensive Player of the Year
BOSTON, Mass.– Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, announced Thursday that Boston Cannons midfielder Paul Rabil has been named as the 2011 Warrior MLL Offensive Player of the Year, according to MLL Commissioner David Gross. The award was based on the votes submitted by the head coaches and general managers of each of the League’s six teams.
It is the second time in the last three years that Rabil has earned the award; he was also named the 2009 Warrior Offensive Player of the Year.
“Well it’s quite an honor obviously, it’s a goal of mine that I set going into each season; to perform well individually and with that being able to contribute to the team’s ultimate success of winning games and the two really go hand-in-hand for any player," Rabil said. "We’ve done some great things and it trickles down from the top; obviously with [Bill Daye] winning Brine Coach of the Year. It’s allowed my job to be a lot easier.”
In addition, it is the third straight year that a Boston Cannons player has been given the award as attackman Matt Poskay earned the honor last year.
The Cannons’ leading scorer, Rabil scored 28 goals in 11 games, including four two-point goals. In addition, he took a team-high 127 shots.
A two-time selection as the MLL Offensive Player of the Week, Rabil scored five goals with two assists in a June 4 victory over the Chesapeake Bayhawks before tallying four goals with two assists against Rochester two weeks later.
In addition, the former Johns Hopkins University midfielder scored three goals, including a two-point marker, with three assists in a victory over Denver on July 3 at INVESCO Field at Mile High.
Rabil, who tallied at least two points in every game, also scored two or more goals in 9 of 11 games and had six multi-assist games.
In 42 career games, Rabil has scored 106 goals, including 21 two-point markers, with 46 assists.
Headquartered in Warren, Michigan, Warrior is recognized as a premier manufacturer of innovative, high performance, cutting-edge equipment, footwear and apparel for lacrosse and hockey athletes of all ages and abilities. Founded in 1993 by former champion lacrosse player David Morrow, Warrior is a subsidiary of New Balance. The company is dedicated to a core set of principles: technical superiority, grassroots marketing, original and creative youthful expression and strong partnerships with retailers and suppliers. For more information please visit www.warrior.com.
About Major League Lacrosse
Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league, was founded by Jake Steinfeld and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Major League Lacrosse commenced play in June of 2001. Major League Lacrosse has continued to lead the sport of lacrosse into the mainstream of competitive team sports. Comprised of six teams located in Boston, Chesapeake, Denver, Long Island, Rochester and Hamilton, Major League Lacrosse is in its eleventh season this year. MLL has added two teams for the 2012 season; the Charlotte Hounds located in Charlotte, N.C. and the Ohio Machine located in Columbus, OH.
The 2011 Sports Authority MLL All-Star Game took place on July 9 at Harvard Stadium in Boston. The 2011 Sports Authority MLL Championship Weekend, presented by Warrior, is scheduled for August 27 & 28 at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Md. For more information, please visit www.majorleaguelacrosse.com.
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