10/14/10 8:06 AM
It was a sweltering August afternoon near Annapolis, Md., and the Boston Cannons had gathered for their final practice before facing the Chesapeake Bayhawks in the semifinals of Major League Lacrosse, the sport’s outdoor professional league. The formidable powers of Mr. Rabil are no secret to anyone who follows the sport. At Johns Hopkins University, he set a school record for goals, points and assists. After graduating in 2008 he signed with two professional teams: the Cannons and the Washington Stealth, part of the National Lacrosse League, which competes indoors.
He quickly established himself as a ferocious competitor, and in 2009 Major League Lacrosse named him its most valuable player.....CLICK HERE TO READY THE FULL STORY ON NYTIMES.COM