Inducted as a truly great player, Powell was a four-time collegiate All-American at Syracuse University, earning first team honors in 1999 and 2000, third team honors in 1998, and honorable mention status in 1997. Additionally, he was the winner of both the Raymond Enners Award as the national player of the year and the Jack Turnbull Award as attackman of the year in 2000. Powell helped lead Syracuse to the NCAA championship that season. He ranks second in Syracuse history with 287 career points and fifth in career assists, with 150.
Powell played on the U.S. Men’s National Team in 2006 and 2010, winning the gold medal in 2010. Professionally, he played eight indoor seasons in the National Lacrosse League, finishing with 140 career goals and 377 points. He also played eight outdoor seasons in Major League Lacrosse, finishing with 190 career goals and 180 assists. He was a two-time MLL MVP (2001 & 2008) and MVP of the 2008 MLL All-Star Game.