This week’s player is Casey Powell.
National Lacrosse League (NLL) Career:
1999-00 Rochester Knighthawks
2004-05 Anaheim Storm
2007-09 New York Titans
2010 Orlando Titans
2011 Boston Blazers & Rochester Knighthawks
2013-14 Colorado Mammoth
Major Lacrosse League (MLL) Career:
2001-03 Long Island Lizards (Won Championship in 2003)
2003-09 Rochester Rattlers
2011-2012 Hamilton Nationals
2013 Chesapeake Bayhawks
2014-16 Florida Launch
Drafted 1st overall by the Rochester Knighthawks in NLL draft 1999.
MLL Most Offense Player of the Year 2005
NLL Most Valuable Player 2010
MLL Most Offensive Player of the Year 2014
MLL Most Valuable Player 2014
NLL Hall of Fame 2017
Casey Powell scored 542 goals and recorded 647 assists in his 259-game career with the Rochester Knighthawks, Long Island Lizards, Rochester Rattlers, Anaheim Storm, New York Titans, Toronto Nationals, Orlando Titans, Chicago Machine, Boston Blazers, Hamilton Nationals, Rochester Rattlers , Chesapeake Bayhawks, Colorado Mammoth and Florida Launch. He began playing during the 1999 season and last took the field during the 2017 campaign. Powell was elected to the National (US) Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2016.
Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.
An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.
Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.
In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.
Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).
Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.
Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.