Due to the coronavirus pandemic, athletes across the globe have experienced cancellations of their respective seasons. These decisions have left a lot of high school seniors, particularly, void of a proper senior day send-off.
On Wednesday afternoon, Dematha Catholic alum, and co-founder and player of the Premier Lacrosse League, Paul Rabil did his best to keep the Stags seniors in high spirits via a video message for #VirtualSeniorDay.
Wishing continued success and courage to the @DeMathaLacrosse seniors on this #VirtualSeniorDay. We're so proud of you. And I know the 2020 WCAC championship was ours 🏆 @PremierLacrosse @ChipotleTweets pic.twitter.com/94vs1MFPBn— Paul Rabil (@PaulRabil) May 20, 2020
"I know the mantra this season was 'win every day,'" Rabil said. "You were only two games into the season but you were certainly going to win the WCAC Championship, we all know that."
Rabil took the time to individually recognize every Stag senior: he gave their name, accomplishments, post-high school plans, and delivered a special message.
During his three years at DeMatha (2002-2004), Rabil led the lacrosse team to three Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Championships, totaled 288 career points, earned two All-American selections and was named the Washington Post's Player of the Year
As you may know, there's one phrase every Stag, present or former, must utter at the end of any address they give.
Take it away, Paul.
"As a proud alumnus, all I have to say is: 'One DeMatha, Go Stags!'"