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Lacrosse Skills: Casey Powell Demonstrates “Shooting Techniques To Improve Scoring” In A “Get In The Game” Video
Lacrosse Equipment: Easton Lacrosse Releases “Wall Ball” Video Featuring Casey Powell And Brett Queener (Video)
Easton Lacrosse “Wall Ball,” video featuring national lacrosse stars Casey Powell and Brett Queener.
Easton Lacrosse fans – we are encouraging you to “Find Their Wall,” by submitting your own “wall ball” videos to Facebook and be entered to win an Easton Lacrosse stick.
Legends Of Lacrosse: Casey Powell “Has Found Religion” Playing Box Lacrosse “At The Highest Levels” In The National Lacrosse League (NLL)
Powell has found religion playing in the box league. After completing his career at Syracuse, Powell said he struggled with the indoor game. It got to the point that between 2004 and 2007, Powell chose not play box lacrosse at all. He said he was burned out and physically beaten down. He didn’t have the success he envisioned, and the toughness of the game was taking a toll.
Now, Powell says he prefers the indoor box game over the field game, a philosophy that must cause a few shivers in town. When he runs into former Syracuse head coach Roy Simmons Jr., Powell said his old mentor “sort of shakes his head and says, ‘You’re still playing that game?’”
Casey Powell, who still wears jersey No. 22 as he did at Syracuse, is playing at the highest of levels. The National Lacrosse League named Powell its 2010 most valuable player. It marked the first time a U.S.-born player ever won the award. This season, Powell leads the NLL in points with 56 and is second in goals with 25.
The oldest member of the Powell brother dynasty will be back in Central New York today as a starter in the NLL All-Star game at Turning Stone Resort in Verona. Game time is 2 p.m. The contest will be televised by Versus.
Powell plays for the Boston Blazers, who are 6-3 at the All-Star break and a half-game behind the Toronto Rock in the East Division. He’s maintaining homes in Skaneateles and in Boca Raton. His parents live in Cazenovia. The Powell roots here remain deep. The same goes for playing lacrosse.
After the NLL season, Powell said he’s signed on to play outdoors this summer for the Rochester Rattlers of Major League Lacrosse. In between, he’s working as director of lacrosse programs at Saint Andrews School in Boca Raton.
Powell moved his family from California to South Florida six months ago and “loves it.” Saint Andrews has won eight straight boys state titles and produced numerous Ivy League players. In the last few years, Saint Andrews has sent Lee Coppersmith to Johns Hopkins, Jason Coppersmith to Colgate and Mike Shepardson to Notre Dame.
Lacrosse In The 1990’s: Syracuse Men’s Lacrosse Casey And Ryan Powell Were #1 And #2 In Points Scored In 1998 As They Led The Orange To The NCAA National Championship Game
Casey, 22, a senior, is leading the nation in points scored (goals and assists combined) with 5.8 per game and is a good bet to win
his second consecutive player of the year award. Ryan, 20, a sophomore, is No. 2 in the nation in points (5.2 per game).
Syracuse completed the regular season with a 10-2 record and earned a No. 3 seed and a first-round bye in the NCAA tournament. The Orangemen will face Virginia on May 16. But the tournament is more than an opportunity for Syracuse to win its seventh national championship and its first since 1995.
Casey and Ryan Powell fought constantly while they were growing up. That is what brothers do. There was the time Casey pushed a totally dressed Ryan into a bathtub full of water because Ryan was going to wear Casey’s jeans to school.
Then there was the day Ryan chased Casey up the stairs, ripped off his older brother’s shirt and landed a few solid blows. “Probably the greatest feeling in my life,” Ryan says. Last fall the brothers were guarding each other during a pickup basketball game in a gymnasium at Syracuse, where they are standout attackers on the Orangemen’s tournament-bound lacrosse team. Ryan fouled Casey, Casey fouled Ryan.
Welcome to the best one-two punch in college lacrosse. The Powell brothers have been winning lacrosse titles together since they were in elementary school, and the NCAAs look to be their final run, one last opportunity for them to fight the good fight. “Ryan is my best friend,” Casey says. “It’s not just a brother thing. It’s a teammate thing and a friendship thing. We picked up the sticks together, and we’ve been on a great ride because of lacrosse.” A brother act is not new at Syracuse. Eight years ago the school was gearing up for the NCAA final with Gary and Paul Gait, identical twins from Brentwood Bay, B.C., who, in addition to winning three national championships and being named first team All-America three times, played with a flair that brought the game unprecedented exposure and helped to build its popularity. Near the end of their senior year, Gary and Paul were sent out together during player introductions at home games. The public address announcer presented them as the Golden Gaits. The Powells grew up idolizing the Gaits, often making the 89-mile drive from their upstate New York home in West Carthage to Syracuse to watch the twins play. When they practiced, Casey wore Gary Gait’s number 22 and Ryan wore Paul’s number 19. Casey, in particular, worked hard to embellish his game with moves that mimicked the Gaits’ baroque style. That was evident to Syracuse’s Hall of Fame coach, Roy Simmons Jr., the first time he saw Casey play as a high school sophomore. “He did a lot of things with either hand that you wouldn’t have seen before unless you had seen Paul and Gary Gait,” Simmons says. That kind of hubris can drive a coach batty, so Kirk Ventiquattro, Casey’s high school coach, devised a simple rule. “Anything went, as long as it worked,” Ventiquattro says. “The behind-the-back shot that missed meant he was coming out. And the worst thing you can do to him is take him out of the game for one second.”
2010 Hawaii Lacrosse Invitational: “Wimmer Solutions” Roster Announced Featuring Casey Powell, Ryan Powell, Gary Gait, Paul Rabil, Kyle Hartzell And Brett Queener
Lacrosse Equipment: “EASTON LACROSSE Has Arrived” With Launch Of “New Website” And Introduction Of Casey Powell “The Ambassador”, Michael Evans “The Enforcer”, And Brett Queener “The Innovator” As Company Spokesmen Who Will Attend “Fall Lacrosse Classic” In San Francisco For Easton Lacrosse Clinics On Oct. 16 At Kezar Stadium
Easton Lacrosse is dedicated to performance, protection, innovation and passion – the same principles that drive the other Easton-Bell brands.
We are honored to bring the best of innovation and tradition, along with today’s leading technology, to America’s fastest growing field sport.Easton-Bell Sports acquired Talon Lacrosse in January 2010 to mark its official entry into the lacrosse market, despite the fact that Easton has been designing lacrosse equipment for the last decade and holds innovative patents in the lacrosse space. The marriage of Easton-Bell’s engineering and expertise of invention and Talon’s passion, knowledge and tradition that honors the soul of the game is at the heart of Easton Lacrosse.The authenticity and commitment of Talon’s founders to the sport of lacrosse has no rival. Doug Appleton, Cort Kim and Blake Kim have always been lacrosse players first, but they are also coaches, organizers, inventors, designers and entrepreneurs. Each has spent the last decades growing the sport far from their roots in Baltimore and New York to California and around the world.The professional athletes who represent Easton Lacrosse epitomize the company values of integrity and dedication to the sport at every level, from grassroots to professional play.
A true legend and ambassador of the game. Casey has an impressive list of accomplishments that includes being a two-time member of the US National Team, four National Lacrosse League (NLL) and Major League Lacrosse (MLL) All-Star selections, along with being a four-time All-American, two-time National Player of the Year and National Champion at Syracuse. Powell recently became the first ever US-born player to win the MVP of the NLL in 2010.
MLL goalie and NLL offensive player is one of the most innovative, versatile and talented players in the game today; a charismatic character, he has a big game and a personality to match it.
MLL All-Pro and three-time All-American defenseman Michael Evans is considered by many to be the best lock-down defensemen in the game today, known for his punishing and physical style.These three handpicked lacrosse superstars will be involved in developing and testing new products, while participating in camps, clinics and other events for Easton Lacrosse and creating exclusive content for EastonLacrosse.com.
About Easton-Bell Sports
Easton-Bell Sports, Inc. is a leading designer, developer and marketer of branded sports equipment and accessories that enhance athletic performance and protection. We have a history of bringing ‘game changing’ innovation and materials to the fastest and toughest of sports – hockey, baseball, football, softball and cycling. We are known for engineering prowess and applying that science to the specific needs of each sport to create world-class sporting goods equipment and industry-leading brands.Easton-Bell Sports, Inc. has four primary brands:
Founded in 1922, Easton offers ice hockey, baseball, softball, cycling components, and now lacrosse. We believe Easton is recognized as one of the most innovative brands in the baseball, softball and ice hockey equipment industry, and we believe we will soon have a similar reputation in the lacrosse industry as well. Consumers choose Easton branded products due to their combination of performance, quality and value. As a result, we have been able to build and maintain relationships with some of the most visible professional athletes in the National Hockey League, including All-Star players Dany Heatley, Marian Gaborik and Henrik Zetterberg, and in Major League Baseball with All-Star players Jason Bay, Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp.
Founded in 1954, Bell offers helmets for cycling, motorcycles (street and motocross), auto racing, skateboarding and other action sports. Bell is the #1 brand in the United States by sales in cycling helmets and accessories. Consumers choose Bell-branded cycling helmets due to their design, fit, quality, durability and value. The Bell brand image of toughness, dependability and performance is supported through the use and endorsement of its products by such high-profile athletes as road cycling champions Cadel Evans and George Hincapie, motorcycle race champion Aaron Gobert and motocross champion James Stewart.
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Founded in 1929, Riddell is one of the most recognized brands in football. The Riddell-branded helmet is used by numerous Division I NCAA football teams and has been the Official Helmet of the National Football League since 1989. Under the Riddell brand, we sell football helmets, shoulder pads and related equipment, uniforms and reconditioning services for our football and other team sports products.