Casey Powell Retiring Following MLL Season End, Will Pursue Coaching

Florida Launch v Chesapeake Bayhawks

Casey Powell has retired and unretired from both professional lacrosse leagues so many times now, it’s hard to believe we might actually be seeing the end of the legend’s career.

Yesterday during a promotional Twitter question and answer session with fans, Powell announced that he would be retiring from Major League Lacrosse at the end of this season. Powell, currently a member of the Florida Launch, is third in the league in assists and tenth in overall points.

Over his MLL career, Powell, who was the league’s first overall pick his rookie season, has played for Rochester, Toronto, Hamilton, Chesapeake, Chicago, and eventually Florida. He has 324 career points, his career best season coming in 2014 when he was the league’s MVP and scored 63 points.

Powell had retired from MLL in 2012, but returned in 2013 after the Bayhawks selected him in the supplemental draft. He played just three games in Chesapeake before joining the expansion Florida Launch.

This would be his last season of pro lacrosse overall, as Powell has not played in the indoor National Lacrosse League since 2014 with the Colorado Mammoth. Powell, who has also won an NLL MVP, spent his indoor career with Colorado, Rochester, Boston, Orlando, New York, and Anaheim.

Powell also mentioned in his tweet an interest in coaching at the college level, men’s or women’s. Powell is based in Florida, so assistant positions for either the Jacksonville men’s or Florida women’s teams might be geographical sense. Head coaching positions are available in the men’s game with Virginia, Princeton, Vermont, Binghamton, and Hartford.

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