Paul Rabil capitalizing on lacrosse in a Maverick advertisement (image from
The top lacrosse superstar and entrepreneur these days is Hopkins grad Paul Rabil. After earning All American honors all four years in college, Rabil successfully leveraged his size, speed, and blistering shot to earn indoor and outdoor professional playing contracts and more importantly several endorsement deals that allows him to get paid for his passion. Rabil like his Hopkins teammate before him, Kyle Harrison, has become the Ryan Seacrest of lacrosse establishing a strong brand with stellar performances in the professional ranks, and creating clinics, and camps. He has become the face of lacrosse on television with his California beach boy like persona. Like Seacrest, Rabil his engaged in entrepreneurial activities on many platforms and done it well. I am thrilled about guys like Paul who can follow their passion and get well compensated in the process. For the record my son has a post of Paul on his wall. For a lesson on entrepreneurial strategy check out the Oprah Segment on Ryan Seacrest below. He’s over the top, but most of us lax folks are so behind, we could learn from this guy’s play book. As the proverb goes, you can give a hungry man a fish or you can teach him to fish.
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