SARASOTA — Casey Powell has returned to the Sarasota area to help grow lacrosse to the next generation. The lacrosse icon spent the last couple days hosting a clinic at Riverview High School. This particular event was special for Powell and the kids in attendance.

Fellow Syracuse alum and current Women’s Lacrosse head coach for the Orange Gary Gait took part. Gait, a star player in his own right, was Powell’s idol growing up. Gait is also the head of the Canadian national lacrosse program and has been coming to Florida on clinic and recruiting trips many times. But this was his first time coming to the Sarasota area.

For Powell, his professional playing career has come to a close, finishing with the Major League Lacrosse’s Florida Launch last year. He will be inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in Baltimore this September. Now he says he will be dedicating a great deal of time and energy in Sarasota with the World Lacrosse Foundation.

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Trevor DeGroot
SNN Sports Director Trevor DeGroot grew up right up the road in Tampa. Having been born right next to One Buc Place, the home of his favorite pro football team the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, being around sports has always been a passion of his. Trevor played high school football in Wesley Chapel, Florida and a year in college at Webber International University in central Florida before transferring to Florida State University for the remainder of his college tenure. He spent a semester appearing on Seminole Sports Magazine, a show on FOX’s Sun Sports that allowed him to report on FSU Athletics. His first ever interview was with Seminoles head football coach Jimbo Fisher right after FSU’s National Signing Day press conference in 2012! Since graduating with a Sports Management degree that same year, Trevor has worked throughout Tampa Bay in sports media. He has had the privilege of covering every professional sports franchise in Tampa. His dream of calling live sports action on a televised broadcast came true in 2014, when he spent the year as the color commentator for the Tampa Bay Rowdies soccer team. In his spare time, Trevor loves playing games. Board games, video games, fantasy sports, you name it! He also likes to exercise, read and golf when he has the time. Send him an email with a story idea at: Trevor.DeGroot@snntv.com. And follow him on Twitter @TrevorDeGroot.