BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Cannons star midfielder Paul Rabil joined Hardy on The Golf Club to talk about his love for both sports. Hardy referred to Rabil as “The Best Player In The World,” and you’d be hard-pressed to find someone that would argue it.
Rabil is also known as “Fast Shot,” and you could say he’s been aptly nick-named. He won MLL’s fastest shot contest in 2010, registering his best rip at a blistering 111 mph.
He joined Toucher and Rich earlier this week to talk about the upcoming lacrosse season, a season that coincides with another sport he’s quite fond of: golf.
The two-time national champion told Hardy that golf and lacrosse actually have a lot in common. They’re both up-and-down games, and you have to learn to pick yourself up when you get knocked down on the lacrosse field or in the sand trap. You have to be mentally tough for both.
Both games are also statistically driven, especially for an offensive player like Rabil, so it’s important to focus on creating tangible results.
When he’s not on the lacrosse field, you can probably find Rabil at a local driving range, a place that is dear to him for the same reason as it is for any other golfer.
“I love the range. I don’t think there is anything more peaceful than going to the range because you get to hit balls, you get to shank balls, and it doesn’t really effect you.”
Rabil is often called the “Lebron James” of lacrosse, but there’s a different title he’d like as well. He told Hardy that he wants to be the “Hank Haney” of lacrosse, as he wants to be known for helping to instruct the youth of the lacrosse world to become better players.
The Cannons open their season this Sunday at Harvard Stadium, as they host the defending champion Chesapeake Bayhawks. They’ve implemented a new offensive scheme, acquired new defenders, and have a league title in their sights.
Listen to the entire interview below: