February 18, 1976 |
West Carthage, New York
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|NCAA team||Syracuse University|
New York Titans
Long Island Lizards
Casey Powell is a lacrosse player in the United States. He was the captain of the US national team in the 2006 World Lacrosse Championship and also played on the 1998 US national team. He currently plays indoor lacrosse in the National Lacrosse League for the Colorado Mammoth.
Powell plays the attack and midfield positions. In 1998, he graduated from Syracuse University, where he was a four-time All American. His two brothers Ryan and Mikey are also well known lacrosse players.
Powell started playing Major League Lacrosse in 2001, first with the Long Island Lizards until 2003 when he was traded to the Rochester Rattlers. In 2005, he won the MLL Offensive Player of the Year award.
- 1st Team All-American (1996, '97, '98)
- 2nd Team All-American (1995)
- Lt. Raymond Enners Award - Division I Most Outstanding Player (1997, '98)
- Jack Turnbull Award - Division I National Attackman of the Year (1998)
- McLaughlin Award - Division I National Midfielder of the Year (1996)
- MLL Offensive Player of the Year (2005)
Powell was a three-time first-team All-American attackman and midfielder, and helped Syracuse win the 1995 NCAA National Championship. He followed Gary Gait, and Charlie Lockwood wearing the number 22 jersey at Syracuse university. His two younger brothers, Ryan and Mikey carried on the tradition as well (though the number was not given to Ryan until his junior year, after Casey graduated.) Other awards given to Powell in his time at Syracuse:
- Division I Most Outstanding Player two years in a row (1997, 1998)
- Division I National Attackman of the Year (1998)
- Division I National Midfielder of the Year (1996)
- Four-time NCAA All-Tournament team member (1995–98)
- Named to Lacrosse magazine's All-Century Team
In 2001, Powell was signed by the Long Island Lizards, and led the Lizards to the first-ever MLL championship. In 2003, the Lizards won the Championship again, and after the season, Powell was traded to the Rochester Rattlers in a five-player deal. During the 2004 season, Powell finished second on the Rattlers with 57 points (32 goals, 24 assists, 1 two-point goal).
2005 was a career year for Powell. He led the Rattlers in scoring and ranked second in the league with 57 points (27 goals, 30 assists). His 30 assists were second in the league behind Conor Gill's 34, and was named Offensive Player of the Week three times in the final four weeks of the season.
Powell finished the 2007 regular season tied with Mark Millon for the league's career points lead with 305 points and was named MLL Offensive Player of the Year. On June 10, 2008, he became the all-time leading scorer in Major League Lacrosse eclipsing Mark Millon's mark. Powell is the MLL's all-time assist leader (138), and ranks second in Rochester history in points scored (184), goals scored (96) and assists (86).
Powell was named to the All-MLL team in 2005, and is a three-time MLL All-Star (2001–03).
Casey and his brothers sat out the 2009 MLL season, as they did not report to their teams as of April 1 contract deadline. Powell returned in 2010, and played for the Hamilton Nationals. However he retired from the MLL in 2012, despite this claim he was drafted by Chesapeake Bayhawks in the supplemental draft that year. He is widely considered[by whom?] to be the best player in MLL history.
During the 2011 MLL Championship game, Powell injured his knee and needed to be helped off the field, he had 4 goals in a 10-9 Nationals loss to the Boston Cannons in the MLL championship game, his lacrosse future in doubt. But just days later he announced that an MRI revealed no tear in his ACL, so the injury was not as serious as first thought.
Powell was the first overall draft choice of the Rochester Knighthawks in the 1998 National Lacrosse League entry draft and played two seasons for the Knighthawks. He was traded to the Buffalo Bandits in 2001 and signed a contract, but never reported. In 2003, the Bandits traded him to the Anaheim Storm. Powell led the Storm in scoring and was named to the All-Star team in both the 2004 and 2005 seasons.
The Storm suspended operations after the 2005 season, and Powell was chosen second overall by the Portland LumberJax, although he elected not to play in the 2006 season. In September 2006, Powell was traded yet again, this time to the expansion New York Titans, and was named to the All-Star team in 2007, 2008, and 2009. Following the contraction of the Titans in 2010, the Boston Blazers acquired Powell in a dispersal draft.
Powell is an assistant coach at Cortland State University under head coach Steve Beville. Powell coaches alongside former Cortland standout Mike Abbott. In his first year coaching at Cortland, the red dragons made it to the Division III national championship game in Foxborough, Massachusetts, where they lost to Salisbury State University 19-13.
Canadian Lacrosse Association
|1994||Toronto Beaches||OLA Jr.A||8||14||15||29||0||5||11||5||16||7|
|2008||Six Nations Chiefs||MSL||5||5||8||13||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Junior A Totals||8||14||15||29||0||5||11||5||16||7|
|Senior A Totals||5||5||8||13||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|NLL Most Valuable Player
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