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American lacrosse player

Ryan Powell (born February 23, 1978 in West Carthage, New York) is a four-time All-American lacrosse player at Syracuse University and was on the US national team roster in 2006 and 2010.

Background[edit]

Powell did not begin playing organized lacrosse until he was in the seventh grade. He is the second oldest in the family behind his brother Casey Powell, and older than Michael Powell.[1][2]

Powell attended Carthage Senior High School where he was the quarterback for the football team and played on the lacrosse team.[1] In 1996, Powell chose to attend Syracuse University, following his brother Casey.

At Syracuse, he was a four-time All-American (his brother Casey was also a four-time All-American). After his college career he was drafted third in the 2000 MLL draft. He currently plays for the Boston Blazers of the National Lacrosse League (indoor lacrosse) and the Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse (outdoor). His brothers Casey and Mike also have enjoyed successful lacrosse careers. Powell owns and operates both Rhino Lacrosse and Powell Lacrosse.[3] He was sponsored by Warrior Lacrosse with his brother Casey up until 2004-2005. After leaving Warrior, Ryan is now a prominent figure and representative for Brine Lacrosse. Still living in Oregon, Powell’s entire income comes solely from lacrosse.[4] Powell lives with his fiancé Marlee and still is being an innovator of the game through education as opposed to playing, whether it is from the NLL, the MLL, or from the Powell Brother’s Lacrosse Camps.

Professional career[edit]

MLL[edit]

Powell has played in Major League Lacrosse since 2001. He played for the Rochester Rattlers from 2001 to 2005, and the San Francisco Dragons in 2006 and 2007. In 2001 Powell earned MVP for the 2001 MLL season. In 2006, Powell was awarded both the Major League Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Year Award and the MVP. He is the second lacrosse player to receive the MVP award twice, (John Grant Jr. did as well (NLL: ’07, ’12 MLL: ’07, ’08)). Prior to the 2008 MLL season, the San Francisco Dragons traded Powell to the Denver Outlaws in exchange for draft picks.[5] He, Casey, and Mike all sat out for the 2009 MLL season, as they did not report to their respective teams by the contract deadline.[6] This was Powell’s first season sitting out, while it was Casey’s second, and Mike’s third.

NLL[edit]

Powell also plays indoor lacrosse in the National Lacrosse League with the Boston Blazers.

Team USA[edit]

Powell competed in the World Lacrosse Championships in 2006, and 2010.[1] In 2006 the USA fell to Canada. He was the captain of 2010 team, which won the Gold medal.[7]

Coaching career[edit]

In 2004, he helped take Syracuse University to another National Championship while being an assistant coach.[citation needed]

In 2005, Powell founded Rhino lacrosse in Portland, Oregon.[citation needed]

In 2021, Powell was named the head coach for Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse.[8][9]

Accolades and awards[edit]

High school accolades[edit]

  • All American
  • 2x Empire State team member
  • 5th All-time leading scorer in New York State High school history
  • 244 Goals, 185 Assists, 429 Points

College accolades[edit]

  • Tied for 2nd all-time for scoring in Syracuse Lacrosse History (287 points)
  • Winner of the Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award as the Division I National Player of the Year
  • Winner of the Lt. Col. Jack Turnbull Award as the Division I National Attackman of the Year in 2000.

Professional accolades[edit]

  • 2001 MLL MVP
  • 2006 MLL MVP
  • 2006 MLL Offensive Player of the Year
  • 2008 MLL All Star Game MVP
  • Rochester Rattlers All Time Leading Scorer
  • 6 x MLL All Star

He was the first player in MLL history to earn both the Offensive Player of the Year and Bud Light MVP awards in the same season.

In 2018, Powell was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame.[10]

Statistics[edit]

NLL[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP G A Pts LB PIM GP G A Pts LB PIM
2001 Buffalo 13 17 18 35 56 14
2002 Buffalo 11 13 13 26 52 5
2004 Buffalo 1 0 1 1 5 2
2005 Anaheim 16 15 31 46 76 8
2006 Portland 13 12 26 38 46 8 1 1 1 2 2 0
2007 Portland 14 23 31 54 65 6
2008 Portland 16 21 43 64 75 2 3 10 10 20 10 0
2009 Portland 16 18 44 62 67 8 1 2 3 5 2 0
2010 Edmonton 15 21 30 51 24 4 2 1 7 8 3 0
NLL Totals 115 140 237 377 466 57 7 14 21 35 17 0

MLL[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team GP G 2ptG A Pts LB PIM GP G 2ptG A Pts LB PIM
2001 Rochester 14 32 0 31 63 0 3 1 4 0 0 4 0 0
2002 Rochester 12 24 0 21 45 0 3
2003 Rochester 6 13 0 18 31 0 3
2004 Rochester 10 30 0 25 55 2 4 1 4 0 0 4 0 0
2005 Rochester 8 21 0 15 36 1 6 1 2 0 4 6 0 0
2006 San Francisco 10 34 0 24 58 2 1 1 1 0 2 3 0 1
2007 San Francisco 10 18 1 22 41 0 2
2008 Denver 10 15 0 23 38 9 1 2 4 0 3 7 1 0
MLL Totals 80 187 1 179 367 14 23 6 15 0 9 24 1 1

NCAA[edit]

    Regular Season  
Season Team GP G A Pts
1997 Syracuse 14 16 17 33
1998 Syracuse 14 37 36 73
1999 Syracuse 17 39 46 85
2000 Syracuse 16 45 51 96
NCAA Totals 61 137 150 (a) 287 (b)
(a) 17th in NCAA Division I career assists
(b) 10th in NCAA Division I career points

He is the first fully endorsed Nike lacrosse athlete.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hollander, Sophia (2010-07-21). “New York’s First Family of Lacrosse”. Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2022-03-24.
  2. ^ “Throwback Thursday: The Powell Family”. Lacrosse All Stars. 2013-01-31. Retrieved 2022-03-24.
  3. ^ “Lake Placid: Ryan Powell Brings His Black Rhinos to Upstate New York | Inside Lacrosse”. 2016-03-04. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2022-03-24.
  4. ^ “Lacrosse: Ryan Powell”. 2016-03-04. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2022-03-24.
  5. ^ “Dragons trade Powell, Watkins to Denver”. MajorLeagueLacrosse.com. March 13, 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-14.
  6. ^ “MLL: Powell Brothers Sit Out 2009 Lacrosse Season”. laxfunnews.com. April 5, 2009. Archived from the original on July 10, 2012.
  7. ^ Rahme, Dave; Post-St, The; ard (2010-07-24). “Powell, Leveille help Team USA defeat Canada 12-10 for world lacrosse championship”. syracuse. Retrieved 2022-03-24.
  8. ^ Sacco, Mario (23 March 2022). “CBA lacrosse gears up for first season under Ryan Powell”. WSYR-TV. Retrieved 24 March 2022.
  9. ^ Blackwell, Phil (30 July 2021). “Ryan Powell named as CBA boys lacrosse head coach”. Eagle News Online. Retrieved 24 March 2022.
  10. ^ Ohanian, Paul (29 September 2018). “Cassese, Haugen, Morrow, and Powell Join National Lacrosse Hall of Fame”. US Lacrosse. Retrieved 14 December 2018.

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