The Washington Post
Longtime star Rabil announces retirement
Lacrosse legend Paul Rabil, a Montgomery County native who starred at Dematha and led Johns Hopkins to a pair of national titles, retired Tuesday after a decorated 14-year professional career in which he became outdoor lacrosse’s alltime leading scorer.
The 35-year-old midfielder will continue his executive role with the Premier Lacrosse League, which he co-founded with his brother, Mike, three years ago.
“It comes with unending gratitude and the heaviest of hearts that I will be retiring from professional lacrosse,” Rabil said at Audi Field.
Rabil, The Washington Post’s 2004 All-met Player of the Year, was the No. 1 pick of Major League Lacrosse’s Boston Cannons in 2008 after leading Johns Hopkins to its second title in three years in 2007. That same year, he was the No. 2 pick of the National Lacrosse League’s San Jose Stealth. Thanks to his massive social media following and endorsement deals with companies such as Red Bull, New Balance and Under Armour, Rabil would become the rare lacrosse player who made a full living playing the sport.
— Scott Allen