Casey Powell: What It Takes To Achieve Greatness


Editor’s note: Greatness isn’t easy, but somehow the no. 22 always makes it look that way. In the spirit of the high school lacrosse season starting up across North America, we’re pleased to revisit this piece from Jeff Brunelle about the legendary Casey Powell.

During my time in Saratoga Springs this summer, I had the unexpected opportunity to catch all three Powell brothers in the same place for the same reason. And better yet, I caught them all on camera too.

As the Powell brothers gathered around to speak to the many high school lacrosse players in attendance, each brother had his own unique advice to share. First, Ryan explained how to hit the wall and truly improve your game, and then Casey, 2013 MLL Champion, stepped in to back up Ryan’s wisdom about self-improvement with an incredible story of his own…

It’s not every day you get to hear from arguably the greatest player of all time about what it takes to achieve greatness. Yes, you hear it all the time from your coaches, and maybe your parents or loved ones too, but once you’ve heard it from a guy like Casey, how could you not believe the truth?

Whether or not you become the greatest at what you do is entirely UP TO YOU!

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Jeff Brunelle
Founder of Lacrosse All Stars. A West Coast native and product of the MCLA, I moved back East after college where I truly fell in love with the game. I've dedicated my career to LaxAllStars since 2010, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I now live in my hometown of Boise, Idaho, with my wife Zoë, two dogs, and a baby girl expected to arrive around Championship Weekend this May. I'm a technologist at heart, I'm not into snow or the month of January, and one time I kind of stole a football from Gary Gait. Life is crazy busy, but it's worth it when you get to immerse yourself in the medicine of lacrosse every day. We are on a mission to Grow The Game® on a global scale by empowering storytelling by players, for players, and bridging the gap between lacrosse and the mainstream.