San Jose Stealth star Paul Rabil was named the National Lacrosse League’s Transition Player of the Week after his performance against the Edmonton Rush March 21. Rabil scored two goals and assisted on the game-winning goal as the Stealth won 11-10 at the HP Pavilion.
The second overall pick in last year’s NLL Entry Draft also picked up seven loose balls in the win over Edmonton. His first goal of the evening came midway through the second quarter to keep the Stealth within one goal. His second tied the score at ten with seven minutes left in the game. With 54 seconds left on the clock, Rabil’s behind-the-back pass set up Colin Doyle for the game-winning goal.
In eleven games this season, Rabil has scored ten goals and assisted on twelve others for 22 points. He is among the league leaders in goals by a transition player. He also has 33 loose balls this season.
The Stealth stayed in the playoff hunt with last week’s win and continue their push for the postseason this weekend with a home-and-home with the Portland Lumberjax. San Jose is currently one game behind the Minnesota Swarm for the fourth and final playoff spot. On Saturday, March 28, the Stealth host Portland in a 12:30pm game at the HP Pavilion. The following day, they travel to Portland for a 3:00pm matchup.