Major League Lacrosse midfielder Paul Rabil (Johns Hopkins) has torn abdominal and adductor (hip) muscles and will have surgery early next month, Lacrosse Magazine reported on its website.
Rabil, who last weekend finished a season with the Boston Cannons in which he was named team MVP, tweeted Wednesday morning: "Lots of rehab/maintenance mixed with lifting and arc trainer...never been excited to do surgery and start the rehabilitation process. 9/4/13."
By having the procedure done Sept. 4, Rabil would be able to attend the U.S. team tryout Labor Day weekend at Goucher for the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships. Rabil was the MVP of the 2010 championships.
Stagnitta named MLL Coach of the Year
MLL announced that Jim Stagnitta was chosen as Coach of the Year after leading the Denver Outlaws to the first perfect regular season (14-0) in league history.
The second-year boss beat out three other coaches who guided their teams to the upcoming playoffs -- Dave Cottle of the Chesapeake Bayhawks, Dave Huntley of the Hamilton Nationals and Mike Cerino of the Charlotte Hounds.
Huntley, who led the Nats to the best season in club history, finished second in the voting with four first-place votes, also receiving five second- and third-place votes. Cerino finished third with a first-place vote along with seven second- and four third-place tallies. Cottle received two first-place and four third-place votes.
It's been a good summer for the Stagnitta family -- in June, Jim's son Matt, a rising sophomore midfielder at Montgomery High in Skillman, N.J., reportedly made an oral commitment to attend Johns Hopkins.
Calvert Hall's Marshall to coach Shenandoah men
Shenandoah announced that Tim Marshall, a 2003 Calvert Hall grad, has accepted the university's offer to become men's coach.
Marshall served for the past two seasons as the defensive coordinator at his college alma mater, Dickinson. Marshall helped the Red Devils to a 33-5 record, including an 18-1 mark in 2013. Dickinson ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation in 2013 and advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals for the second time in three seasons.
Prior to that, Marshall was an assistant coach for one year at Skidmore (N.Y.) and for three seasons at Scranton, including serving as interim head coach in 2010.
Former Towson U. goalie Teeters joins William & Mary
William & Mary women's head coach Hillary Fratzke has announced the hiring of fellow former Towson University All-American Mary Teeters (Centennial) as an assistant coach.
Teeters joins the Tribe after spending last season as an assistant coach at Vermont. A former goalie, Teeters worked primarily with that position and also assisted with the defense. Teeters helped a program-record seven Catamounts garner All-America East honors last season, including goalie Charlotte Lyons.
At Towson, Teeters helped the Tigers win two Colonial Athletic Association titles and earn three NCAA tournament bids. A four-time All-CAA selection, Teeters also garnered first-team all-region distinction twice and was honored as an IWLCA All-American as a senior.