Marlton, N.J. / Cherokee
At Delaware: Second-year member of the team will look to expand from his breakout season with the Blue Hens while playing in the outfield.
2012: Had a breakout and award winning first season with the Blue Hens where he was named; Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie Team, CAA Rookie of the Week on Feb. 28 and to the CAA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll • appeared in 53 games that included a 47 starts in the outfield for the Blue Hens during his first season on the field • finished the season with a .316 batting average (59-for-187) with 9 doubles, 27 RBI and 19 runs scored • produced 16 multi-hit games, 5 multi-runs scored games and 6 multi-RBI games • tallied a four-hit game on Apr. 8 at William & Mary where he went 4-for-4 with one RBI • amassed two, six-game hitting streaks; Mar. 7-20 where he hit .333 (9-for-27) and May 18-25 where he hit .300 (9-for-30) • made six starts for the Blue Hens in the 2012 Colonial Athletic Association Baseball Championships; hit .231 (6-for-26) with 2 doubles, 5 RBI and 1 run scored.
2011: Redshirted the season and retained freshman eligibility.
High School: Three-year letterwinner in baseball and football at Cherokee High School • named second team All-State for baseball as a senior • named All-Conference twice for baseball and once for football • named All-County twice for baseball and twice for football • 2009 South Jersey Male Athlete of the Year • All-South Jersey in baseball and football • helped lead football team to the 2009 New Jersey State Championship • first team All-State for football • member of the Business Honor Society • honor roll student.
Personal: Tyler Young Powell • son of Todd and Charlene Powell • has two younger brothers • father, Todd (Delaware '87), played four years of baseball and two years of football at Delaware • Todd was a catcher and outfielder in baseball who played in 158 career games at Delaware (1984-87) for head coach Bob Hannah • Todd batted .346 with 32 home runs, 153 RBI, and 31 stolen bases and served as co-captain in 1987 • grandfather, Tom Powell, played football at Colgate for four years • honor student as an accounting major at Delaware.
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