This past weekend, the Rabil Companies team packed up our bags and headed north for the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Final Four in Boston. The annual event is lacrosse’s largest – garnering peaks in viewership, brand engagement, and collective fanfare.
Here’s a picture of my Mom and me celebrating a WCAC Championship my senior year at DeMatha High School. We were just outside of our nation’s capital, I was 18 years old, with a letter of intent to play Division 1 lacrosse at Johns Hopkins University, and was in love with the sport.
It was not uncommon for my mother to stand in the doorway of our Gaithersburg, MD home, one foot propping the screen door open, yelling, “Paul – dinner is on the table! Come inside!”.
On Saturday, I suited up for the first game of the 2018 season with the New York Lizards. “The first” always represents an interesting litmus test across team dynamics, personal conditioning, and off-season preparation.
I once asked a fitness CEO how I could scale our business, and he told me, “I don’t know, call your rich uncle.” I replied, “I don’t have a rich uncle — but I do have an uncle with a house full of art, vintage movies, and old sculptures.”
The Boys in the Boat is an incredible account of the 1930s University of Washington crew team and it’s improbably run to a national championship and winning gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
Last Friday, the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) men’s basketball team stunned the University of Virginia in the first round of the NCAA Playoffs; the final score was 74-54. It was the first time a 16-seed had ever defeated a 1-seed in the tournament.