Awards & Honors
Powell came up with her biggest offensive performances in Big 12 play by scoring three goals in league contests. In a two-week span, the forward scored against Texas Tech in a 3-3 tie, netted the game winner in a 2-0 win over Oklahoma State and then scored Nebraska's lone goal in a 1-1 tie vs. Baylor. A complete offensive player, Powell had a hand in Husker history, as she was responsible for the assist that gave teammate Morgan Marlborough a hat trick vs. Akron on Sept. 13. She also had an assist in Marlborough's second hat trick of the season Oct. 11 vs. Oklahoma.
As the squad's most successful student-athlete, Powell was named to the 2009 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Second Team. Her award helped the University of Nebraska increase its nation-leading Academic All-America number to 271 across all sports. She was also a three-time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 selection and earned a spot on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll every semester during college.
Powell ended the regular season with a goal and assist against Iowa State on Oct. 31, and led the Huskers with five shots, including three on goal, against Colorado in the first round of the Big 12 Championship on Nov. 5. She ended the season averaging more than three shots per game and nearly one point per contest. Powell also led Nebraska in shots (63) and shots on goal (27). In the classroom, she earned first-team academic All-Big 12 honors for the second consecutive year.
Powell started the season on a hot streak with two goals on eight shots in the first three games. Her goal against Drake on Sept. 5 allowed the Huskers to tie the Bulldogs, while her goal against Missouri State helped secure NU's 2-1 win on Sept. 7.
A quad injury in Nebraska's contest with Tennessee on Sept. 14 caused Powell to miss her only game of the season and the next three starts, but she rebounded with a goal against Texas on Oct. 7, as the Huskers battled the No. 3 Longhorns to overtime. Powell added a goal against No. 3 Texas A&M on Oct. 21, before ending the season with a goal against Missouri and an assist versus Iowa State in the final two games.
Powell notched at least one shot on goal in the final eight games of the season, and put more than half of her shots on goal (15-of-27).
Powell also earned state-wide attention as the TAPPS Newcomer of the Year, as well as earning first- and second-team all-district honors during her tenure. She was the leading scorer in the 2005 Division 1 playoffs, a two-time tournament-leading scorer at the Pikes Peak tournament and owns the record for most consecutive goals scored in a game (three) in the Disney Cup.
Academically, Powell was a member of the Lutheran High Honor Roll, National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. She also earned the President's Award for Excellence.
Powell spent the summer of 2008 playing for the W-League's Ottawa Fury in Canada, earning the league's player-of-the-week honors in early July.
Powell's Career Statistics
Powell's Career Highs
Points-3 vs. North Dakota State (9/19/09)
Goals-2 twice, last vs. Oakland (9/14/08)
Assists-2 vs. Akron (9/13/09)