|The Boston Cannons have three games still left on their schedule and perennial superstar Paul Rabil has already set a career-high point total with 56 through 11 games, likely en route to his third Major League Lacrosse (MLL) Offensive Player of the Year Award in just his fifth season in the league.|
When someone asks who the best player in professional lacrosse is, anyone who knows about MLL isn't going to take more than a second to say Paul Rabil. Coming off the 2011 MLL Championship victory, Rabil has proven that he's only getting better with time this season. To put his astonishing point totals into perspective, his 56 points is 11 more than the next closest scorer, Brendan Mundorf, and 18 points more than the third highest scorer, Ryan Boyle.
Rabil's feats come as no surprise though. The Maryland-native was a three-time All-American and NCAA Midfielder of the Year while attending Johns Hopkins University. Two days after scoring six goals in the 2008 National Championship game - which the Blue Jays lost to Syracuse - Rabil was picked by the Cannons with the first overall pick in the MLL Collegiate Draft.
Rabil says that no matter how well he plays or how many awards and championships he wins, he will never be satisfied, and that's one of the main reasons he's been such a successful lacrosse player.
"When I say I'm never satisfied, it means I want to continue to win," Rabil told ESPN.com. "You hate losing and losing sets a fire in you to go out, play better and win. For me when I win, the next thing is to win again. When you win a championship, after you're done celebrating, it feels so good you want to do it again."
At just 26 years old, there's no question that Rabil will have plenty to be unsatisfied with in the future.