Powell becomes first MLL’s two-time MVP

Ryan Powell is picking up awards almost as quickly as he compiled stats this season.

The San Francisco Dragons’ attackman was named the MVP of Major League Lacrosse on Thursday, two days after being honored as the Offensive Player of the Year.

Powell, 28, was second in the league with 58 points, despite missing two games while playing with the U.S. national team. He was third in goals (34) and assists (24) and his .486 shooting percentage was more than 100 percentage points better than any other player in the league with more than three goals.

The West Carthage, N.Y., native also won the league’s inaugural award in 2001 and becomes the first player in MLL history to win the trophy twice.

“He’s a great player and there are tons of those in this league,” Dragons coach Brian Silcott said. “But what separates Ryan is that, beyond the all the goals and assists and the ridiculous numbers, he’s a superstar that fits in with the team and is a great leader.”

Powell led the expansion Dragons (7-5) to the playoffs in their first year of existence and the team will take on top-seeded Denver (10-2) today at 5:30 p.m. at the Home Depot Center in Los Angeles for the right to advance to Sunday’s final. San Francisco was responsible for both Outlaws losses this year, with Powell scoring 13 goals and seven assists in the two wins.

Powell’s 292 career points put him in third place in MLL history.

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