WARREN, MICH., – August 30, 2011 –Warrior has signed 2011 MLL Champions Boston Cannons midfielder and 2011 Major League Lacrosse (MLL) MVP Paul Rabil to lead its roster of sponsored lacrosse players. Effective immediately, Rabil will wear and use Warrior gear on the field, while training, and while relaxing off the field.
Warrior, the industry leader in lacrosse, continues to build momentum by adding the game’s top player to its premier Players Club. In addition to using current Warrior lacrosse equipment, footwear and apparel, Rabil will work with the Warrior team to design a new Rabil signature collection of products. “My years of playing lacrosse have exposed me to all kinds of gear, shoes, and materials. Some work and some don’t,” said Rabil. “I am excited to be able to use my personal experiences and Warrior’s creativity, product expertise and resources to create a revolutionary new line for lacrosse athletes.”
“Paul leads the sport of lacrosse both on and off the field, so it is only fitting that he joins a leader in the industry such as Warrior,” said Dave Morrow, founder and CEO at Warrior. “Like Paul, Warrior is about hard work, doing things the right way, growing the game of lacrosse, and winning. We are extremely excited to have Paul join the Warrior team.”
“I am thrilled to be a part of the Warrior family and work with this group that shares my passion for lacrosse,” said Rabil. “I look forward to working with the Warrior team to continue elevating my performance. We will also support each other’s charitable efforts as well as my foundation.” Rabil & Warrior will conduct a multi-city tour this fall partnering with various charitable organizations.
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 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.
The Warrior Players Club started in 1997 – this exclusive group of players dominates the sport of Lacrosse through their outstanding performance driven by results on the field and off. These players dedicate themselves to giving back to the sport and to the community by devoting time and resources to organizations in need. Each player’s profile and other interesting information can be found at www.warrior.com.
About Paul Rabil
Rabil, 25, from Gaithersburg, Maryland was a four-time All American at Johns Hopkins University where he was a member of the 2005 and 2007 NCAA Championship winning Blue Jay teams. He graduated from JHU in 2008 as the program’s all-time leading midfielder goal and point scorer, a record that still stands. He was selected first overall by the Boston Cannons in the 2008 MLL Draft. In both 2009 and 2011 he was voted the MLL’s Offensive Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player.
In 2010 Rabil helped Team USA win the gold medal in the FIL World Championships in Manchester, England. In doing so, he was named the tournament’s Top Midfielder and Most Valuable Player. A four-time MLL All-Star, Rabil won the MLL Fastest Shot Competition in 2009 and 2010, clocking in at 111 miles per hour – a current world record.