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High school flashback with Paul Rabil

July, 12, 2012
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Paul RabilVaughn WinchellPaul Rabil discusses what his life was like as a student at DeMatha Catholic (Md.) from 2003-2005 in the second part of a six-part series.
Paul Rabil plays Major League Lacrosse with the Boston Cannons, but eight years ago he was a high school senior preparing for graduation.

During his three years at DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.), Rabil led the lacrosse team to three Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Championships and totaled 288 career points.

The two-time lacrosse All-American spoke with ESPNHS about his days at DeMatha in the second of a six-part series leading up to the 2012 Warrior 40. Read the first installment here.

The Warrior 40, which takes place Aug. 13-15 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo., is a three-day competition that features the nation's top underclass high school lacrosse players.

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Q&A with Paul Rabil from W40 athletes

July, 5, 2012
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Paul RabilVaughn WinchellPaul Rabil answers some questions from the Warrior 40 athletes in the first of a six part series.
Paul Rabil of Major League Lacrosse's Boston Cannons is asked a lot of questions on a daily basis. Maybe the most asked is “can I have your autograph,” which the MLL MVP is more than happy to provide.

But as the first in a six part series featuring Rabil, the two-time NCAA champion answers questions that participants in the 2012 Warrior 40 want to know about the star.

Over the next six weeks ESPNHS will showcase Rabil as a lead in to the Warrior 40, which takes place Aug. 13-15 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.

ESPNHS: In a recent article, you stated that you're never satisfied. How do you keep all things in perspective if you're never satisfied?
Paul Rabil: “When I say I’m never satisfied it means I want to continue to win. 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.

ESPNHS: How did the excitement and pressure of playing in the final four or the national championship affect you and how did you stay focused while you were there?
PR: “That’s a difficult questions because I think it’s something that comes sort of natural or I attribute it to coach Dave Pietramala [Rabil’s coach at Johns Hopkins] and our practice and preparation before that game. You get so excited, but once you walk on the field you tone everything out. When you’re in the game it felt no different than playing on Homewood Field or right down the street on the park.”

ESPNHS: What advice or words of wisdom would you give to future D-I lacrosse players before they leave for college?
PR: “Focus on yourself and set goals for what you want to do at the school you’re going to. Watch film on guys that you want to play like or aspire to be. That’s what I did when I was in high school -- I watched a lot of the college All-Americans and pro players and tried to adapt to their game.”

ESPNHS: What type of work did you put in as a kid that got you to where you are today?
PR: “Tons of wall ball, tons of shooting. I get on the wall five hundred times a day and I shoot 100 to 200 shots a day.”

ESPNHS: What is the biggest transition from high school to college?
PR: “The speed of the game and the way it’s played. In high school you can get away with sheer athleticism and pace and endurance. In the college game when you’re tired you don’t have room to be tired. Everyone that’s on the field and in practice is always going 110 percent.”

ESPNHS: Who is the toughest defenseman you have ever gone against and why?
PR: “There’s been several for different reasons, but the best all-around defenseman I’ve gone against is Brodie Merrill. He can defend well, but he’s also such a threat when the balls on the ground and on the clear. He gets up the field as a long pole, right after a shot on the clear that makes me go back and defend. He’s forcing the offensive players do things that we’re not used to in different situations. That’s what makes him great.”

State Rankings: Girls' Week 11

May, 21, 2012
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ESPNHS releases its picks for the top teams in each state for girls’ lacrosse.

The ESPNHS state rankings will be released every Monday throughout the season. The girls’ POWERADE FAB 50* rankings appear on Tuesday. *State rankings are based on ESPNHS editor and reporters and are not reflective of the media voted POWERADE FAB 50.

Rankings are reflective of games through Saturday, May 19.

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State Rankings: Boys' Week 10

May, 14, 2012
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ESPNHS releases its picks for the top teams in each state* for boys’ lacrosse.

The ESPNHS state rankings will be released every Monday throughout the season. The boys’ POWERADE FAB 50 rankings appear on Wednesday. *State rankings are based on ESPNHS editors' and reporters' picks and are not reflective of the vote for the POWERADE FAB 50.

Records are through games played by Saturday, May 12

Arizona (Season Complete)
1. Brophy Prep (22-2)

California
1. La Costa Canyon (19-1) 2. Torrey Pines (15-4) 3. St. Ignatius Prep (21-1) 4. Corona Del Mar (24-0) 5. Palos Verdes (20-3)

Colorado
1. Arapahoe (17-0) 2. Cherry Creek (14-3) 3. Columbine (14-3) 4. Mullen (11-6) 5. Regis Jesuit (12-5)

Connecticut
1. Darien (14-1) 2. Wilton (10-4) 3. Fairfield Prep (11-3) 4. New Canaan (12-3) 5. Ridgefield (12-3)

Delaware
1. Salesianum (12-3)

District of Columbia
1. Gonzaga (19-1)

Florida (Season Complete)
1. St. Andrew’s (23-2) 2. Lake Highland Prep (20-3) 3. Jupiter (20-3) 4. Ponte Vedra (17-3) 5.
St. Thomas Aquinas (18-4)

Georgia
1. Lambert (20-0) 2. Alpharetta (18-1-1)

Idaho
1. Centennial (15-4)

Illinois
1. Loyola Academy (11-3)

Indiana
1. Culver Academy (16-3) 2. Carmel (16-1)

Kentucky
1. Trinity (12-2) 2. St. Xavier (9-7)

Maine
1. Scarborough (8-1)

Maryland
1. Calvert Hall (14-2) 2. Loyola-Blakefield (15-3) 3. Gilman (12-3) 4. Boys’ Latin (14-6) 5. Severn (15-7) 6. St. Mary’s (10-7) 7. Calverton School (17-2) 8. Landon (13-6) 9. Bullis (14-4) 10. Georgetown Prep (15-6) 11. McDonogh (9-8) 12. Mount St. Joseph (12-8) 13. Hereford (15-1) 14. (16-0) 15. Friends School (11-3)

Massachusetts
1. Duxbury (15-2) 2. Concord-Carlisle (12-0) 3. Acton Boxborough (11-3)

Michigan
1. Brother Rice (14-1) 2. Holt (13-1) 3. Detroit Country Day (10-5)

Minnesota
1. Eastview (9-1)

Missouri
1. MICDS (15-2) 2. St. Louis Jesuit (18-2)

Nevada
1. Henderson (19-2)

New Hampshire
1. Bishop Guertin (12-2)

New Jersey
1. Bridgewater-Raritan (14-0) 2. Summit (15-0) 3. Don Bosco Prep (16-0)

New York
1. Garden City (16-0) 2. Chaminade (13-1) 3. St. Anthony’s (13-3) 4. West Islip (15-1) 5. Smithtown West (15-1) 6. Ward Melville (13-3) 7. Yorktown (12-3) 8. Manhasset (11-4) 9. Niskayuna (13-1) 10. West Genesee (14-1) 11. Fairport (14-0) 12. Jamesville-DeWitt (12-3) 13. Ithaca (15-1) 14. Irondequoit (13-1) 15. Pittsford (11-2) 16. Liverpool (14-1) 17. Fayetteville-Manlius (12-3) 18. Cazenovia Central (14-0) 18. Hamburg (14-1) 19. Homer (12-2) 20. Massapequa (13-2)

North Carolina
1. Charlotte Latin (14-2) 2. Cardinal Gibbons (19-0) 3. Lake Norman (21-0) 4. Providence Day (15-4)

Ohio
1. Dublin Jerome (17-0) 2. Upper Arlington (13-4) 3. Worthington Kilbourne (13-3) 4. Columbus DeSales (12-0)

Oregon
1. Lincoln (14-3)

Pennsylvania
1. Haverford School (19-1) 2. Conestoga (15-3) 3. La Salle College (13-4) 4. Downingtown West (18-0) 5. Radnor (12-6) 6. West Chester Henderson (16-2) 7. Ridley (15-3) 8. Penncrest (13-5) 9. Penn Charter (13-11) 10. Germantown Academy (10-9) 11. Episcopal Academy (15-5) 12. Malvern Prep (7-9)

Rhode Island
1. LaSalle Academy (9-0)

South Carolina (Season Complete)
1. Wando (11-1) 2. Dorman (14-3)

Tennessee
1. Memphis University School (12-4) 2. Montgomery Bell Academy (15-3) 3. McCallie (13-6) 4. Brentwood (16-2)

Texas (Season Complete)
1. Highland Park (12-7) 2. St. Mark’s (17-4) 3. Dallas Jesuit (16-2)

Utah
1. Alta (17-1)

Vermont
1. Essex Junction (8-2)

Virginia
1. Paul VI (12-7) 2. Episcopal School (12-8) 3. St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes (12-6) 4. St. Anne’s-Belfield (18-3) 5. Langley (15-2)

Washington
1. Issaquah (19-0)

West Virginia
1. Linsly School (13-4)

Wisconsin
1. Arrowhead (11-1)

State Rankings: Boys' Week 8

April, 30, 2012
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ESPNHS releases its picks for the top teams in each state* for boys’ lacrosse.

The ESPNHS state rankings will be released every Monday throughout the season. The boys’ POWERADE FAB 50 rankings appear on Wednesday. *State rankings are based on ESPNHS editors' and reporters' picks and are not reflective of the vote for the POWERADE FAB 50.

Records are through games played by Saturday, April 28

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Hawaiian attackman commits to Hood College

April, 26, 2012
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Punahou School (Honolulu) senior attackman Tai D. Foster has made a verbal commitment to play men's lacrosse for Hood College.

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