This week’s Throwback Thursday player is Delby Powless.
Selected first overall in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) 2004 entry draft by the Buffalo Bandits.
Powless played two years at Herkimer County Community College and two at Rutgers University. He was the Scarlet Knights’ leading scorer in 2003 and 2004. At Herkimer, he was a two-time All-American. At Rutgers, he was also a two time All-American. He received his bachelor’s degree at Bellevue University.
2005-10 Buffalo Bandits
NLL Regular Season Statistics:
GP 68, G 74, A 127, Pts. 201, LB 213, PM 28
GP 9, G 8, A 25, Pts. 33, LB 21, PM 8
1996-2000 Six Nations Arrows
GP 95, G 195, A 210, Pts. 405, PM 192
GP 70, G 133, A 139, Pts. 272, PM 94
Major Series Lacrosse (MSL):
2000-2010 Six Nations Chiefs
GP 116, G 149, A 257, Pts. 406, PM 89
GP 41, G 43, A 69, Pts. 112, PM 28
Powless played for the Toronto Nationals in 2009 and 2010.
2008 Won a Champions Cup with the Buffalo Bandits
2009 Won a Major League Lacrosse Championship with the Toronto Nationals.
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.