Casey Powell

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Casey Powell
— Lacrosse player —
Born (1976-02-18) February 18, 1976 (age 38)
West Carthage, New York
Position Midfield/Attack
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 195 pounds (88 kg)
NCAA team Syracuse University
NLL team
F. Teams
Colorado Mammoth
Anaheim Storm
Rochester Knighthawks
New York Titans
Orlando Titans
Boston Blazers
Rochester Knighthawks
MLL Team
F. Teams
Florida Launch
Chesapeake Bayhawks
Rochester Rattlers
Chicago Machine
Long Island Lizards
Hamilton Nationals
Nationality United States
NLL Draft 1st overall, 1998
Rochester Knighthawks
Pro career 1999present
Shoots Right
Nickname CP
Website 22Lacrosse.com

Casey Powell (born February 18, 1976) 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.

Highlights[edit]

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.

On August 16, 2013, North Broward Preparatory School announced that Casey Powell has been hired as Director of Lacrosse Programs for the school.[1]

On December 3, 2013, Major League Lacrosse announced that Casey Powell was traded from the Chesapeake Bayhawks to the newly formed Florida Launch.[2]

Honors[edit]

Syracuse[edit]

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:[3]

  • 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

MLL[edit]

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 was named to the All-MLL team in 2005, and is a three-time MLL All-Star (2001–03).

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.[4]

Casey and his brothers sat out the 2009 MLL season, as they did not report to their teams as of April 1 contract deadline.[5] Powell returned in 2010, and played for the Hamilton Nationals. After playing only three games in the 2012 season, Powell retired from the MLL,[6] but was drafted by Chesapeake Bayhawks in the supplemental draft that year. He returned in 2013 and played with the Bayhawks.

During the 2011 season 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.[7] 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.[8]

As of the end of the 2013 MLL season, Powell is 2nd in career points (405), 3rd in assists (193), 10th in goals (208), and tied for 10th in game-winning goals (8).[9]

NLL[edit]

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.[10] In 2003, the Bandits traded him to the Anaheim Storm.[10] 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,[11] 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.

After one year in Boston, the Blazers also went dark, and Powell was chosen by the Rochester Knighthawks in the resulting dispersal draft.[12]

Powell has also hosted a weekly one-hour show on Sirius Satellite Radio called "Inside the NLL with Casey Powell" since 2007.[13]

Cortland[edit]

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.

Statistics[edit]

NCAA[edit]

   
Season Team GP G A Pts GB Sh
1995 Syracuse 15 39 28 67 51 120
1996 Syracuse 15 32 27 59 75 103
1997 Syracuse 14 43 40 83 82 132
1998 Syracuse 14 44 34 78 66 126
NCAA Totals 58 158 129 287 (a) 274 481
(a) 10th in NCAA Division I career points

NLL[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts LB PIM GP G A Pts LB PIM
1999 Rochester 9 9 21 30 41 6 2 1 1 2 7 0
2000 Rochester 10 12 16 28 47 8 2 3 4 7 9 0
2004 Anaheim 15 27 41 68 82 14 -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 Anaheim 14 27 30 57 60 30 -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 New York 13 29 51 80 90 22 -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 New York 16 32 54 86 79 10 2 6 7 13 7 2
2009 New York 13 40 45 85 59 16 3 10 11 21 16 6
2010 Orlando 14 44 36 80 53 12 2 6 4 10 3 0
2011 Boston 15 34 47 81 59 10 1 4 2 6 2 0
NLL Totals 119 254 341 595 570 128 12 30 29 59 44 8

MLL[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP G 2ptG A Pts LB PIM GP G 2ptG A Pts LB PIM
2001 Long Island 14 30 1 22 53 28 6 2 4 0 4 8 0 1.5
2002 Long Island 14 37 1 30 68 51 2 2 2 0 5 7 0 0.5
2003 Rochester 12 37 1 32 70 31 6 - - - - - - -
2004 Rochester 12 32 1 24 57 40 5.5 1 2 0 1 3 0 0
2005 Rochester 10 27 0 30 56 22 2 1 2 0 1 3 0 0
2007 Rochester 8 19 0 22 41 14 1 1 0 0 1 1 - 0.5
2008 Rochester 12 15 1 26 42 19 1.5 2 2 0 3 5 1 0
2011 Hamilton 2 2 0 3 5 0 9.5 2 5 0 3 8 0 0
2012 Hamilton 3 4 0 2 6 4 9.5 - - - - - - -
2013 Chesapeake 3 4 0 2 6 0 0 - - - - - - -
MLL Totals 90 208 5 193 405 89 41 11 17 0 18 35 1 2.5

Canadian Lacrosse Association[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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

Awards[edit]

Preceded by
Dan Dawson
NLL Most Valuable Player
2010
Succeeded by
Jeff Shattler

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.insidelacrosse.com/news/2013/08/19/casey-powell-hired-north-broward-prep
  2. ^  ,   (December 3, 2013). "Casey Powell headed to Florida in exchange for Joe Walters". Major League Lacrosse. Retrieved December 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Casey Powell bio". US Lacrosse. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  4. ^ "Casey Powell: MLL All-Time Scoring Leader". MajorLeagueLacrosse.com. June 10, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  5. ^ "MLL: Powell Brothers Sit Out 2009 Lacrosse Season". laxfunnews.com. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  6. ^ DaSilva, Matt (August 17, 2012). "Powell Retires from MLL, Eyes 2014 U.S. Team". Lacrosse Magazine. 
  7. ^ Kinnear, Matt (August 31, 2011). "MLL Championship Weekend: Casey Powell, Hamilton Nationals Left It All on the Field". Inside Lacrosse. Retrieved 2011-11-05. 
  8. ^ Ingemi, Marisa (September 2, 2011). "MRI Reveals No Tear in Casey Powell's Knee". In Lax We Trust. Retrieved 2011-11-05. [dead link]
  9. ^ "Major League Lacrosse Individual Career Records". MajorLeagueLacrosse.com. August 12, 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  10. ^ a b Philly, R.A. (October 22, 2003). "Bandits Trade Casey Powell to Storm". Outsider's Guide to the NLL. Retrieved 2008-02-28. 
  11. ^ "Casey Powell Traded to Titans". NLL.com. September 25, 2006. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 
  12. ^ "Philadelphia acquires Dan Dawson". September 9, 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-09. 
  13. ^ "Casey Powell Show Returns To Sirius". NLL.com. January 17, 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-05.