By MLL Stats and Information | 8/25/11 11:30 AM
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Boston's Paul Rabil Honored as 2011 Bud Light MLL Season MVP
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 Bud Light MLL Season MVP, according to MLL Commissioner David Gross. The award was based on the votes submitted by the head coaches and general manager of each of the League’s six teams.
It is the second time in the last three years that Rabil has earned the award after being selected as the 2009 Bud Light MLL Season MVP.
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.
“Well it’s a huge honor for me, Most Valuable Player I think trickles down from the success of a team, we’ve had three successful seasons in a row now and I’ve been fortunate to be part of such a great group of guys,” Rabil said. “I owe a lot of my results to my offensive and defensive teammates for putting me in places where I can be successful.”
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, now known as Sports Authority 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. Rabil was named as the Warrior MLL Offensive Player of the Year for the second time on Tuesday.
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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