For Rabil, the trade is the third in less than a year. In August, the
In four seasons in the NLL, Rabil has 44 goals, 79 assists and 324 loose balls in 52 games, earning All-Star honors all four years. The 26-year-old Gaithersburg native helped lead the Stealth to the 2010 league title and is one of three players to have won crowns in the NLL,
"This trade allows us the opportunity to get the most recognizable player in the sport to join our team. Paul Rabil is in the prime of his career and plays a big part in our plans to get younger and more athletic," said Wings owner and team president Michael French. "Paul can play really any position on the field with his speed and power."
As part of the transaction, the Wings also acquire Knighthawks transitional players Jordan Hall, Joel White and Rob Campbell, while Rochester receives the Wings first-round draft pick in 2016.
The Wings will open the 2013 season at home against the
Name change for MLL's Lizards
The change comes on the heels of the Lizards' extending their regional footprint to include New York City, Westchester County, New Jersey and southern
In addition, the Lizards plan to take some of their home games into New York City as well as expanding their youth camp and clinic plans.
Two schools leave
Monmouth and Quinnipiac announced that they will leave the Northeast Conference for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference beginning July 1.
The MAAC's Council of Presidents extended invitations to the schools after its league meeting today.
The departures leave the NEC with four schools that play men's lacrosse — Bryant, Mount St. Mary's, Robert Morris and Sacred Heart. To gain an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament, a conference needs a minimum of six members. Next season will mark the first in which the Northeast Conference has an automatic qualifier for men's lacrosse, and it could be the last unless the conference can find other schools willing to leap into the recent realignment trend.
The additions give the MAAC nine men's lacrosse members for 2014, with six full members —
Mount St. Mary's trio named All-
As part of its Face-Off Yearbook, Inside Lacrosse selected three Mount St. Mary's players to the Preseason All-Northeast Conference team: junior attackman Andrew Scalley (Archbishop Spalding), senior midfielder Bryant Schmidt (St. Mary's) and junior short-stick defensive midfielder Robert Owen (McDonogh).
In its coaches' poll, the magazine ranked the Mount second in the conference behind defending conference tournament champion Bryant.
UDC women hire Zwick Brown as first coach