Women's Soccer

Darian Powell


La Porte City, Iowa

High School:
Shattuck-St. Mary's



Darian  Powell

Career Highlights

  • BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (10/20/14)
  • BIG EAST All-Academic (2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15)

2015: Tallied her first goal of the season against Portland (8/28) ... Scored MU's lone goal in the fifth minute of a 1-1 draw at South Alabama (9/17).

2014: Scored a team-high seven goals in 2014 ... Her 15 total points were second most on the team ... Made her collegiate debut, notching her first two collegiate goals in MU's season-opening victory over Loyola-Chicago (8/22) ... Recorded the game-winning goal against Xavier (10/5) ... Notched her fourth goal of season in MU's 3-0 victory over Seton Hall (10/16) ... Scored her fifth goal of the season against DePaul (10/19) ... Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after she scored against Seton Hall and DePaul in the same week (10/20) ... Picked up one goal and one assist in MU's 4-0 win over Providence (10/24).

2013: Powell did not see action during 2013 campaign, as she missed the season due to injury.

Prior to Marquette: Powell lettered in soccer at Union High School in La Porte City, Iowa, for two years before transferring to Shattuck-St. Mary's in Faribault, Minn., where she finished her high school career ... During her two years at Union, Powell set the Iowa High School scoring record with 70 goals in the 2009 season ... She followed it up with 61 goals in 2010, which led to her nomination for the Iowa Gatorade Player of the Year ... Named to the Iowa all-tournament and all-state teams both years at Union when she helped the school to the state semifinals (2009) and finals (2010) .... In her first season at Shattuck-St. Mary's, Powell was the leading scorer for the Sabres with 25 goals ... In her senior season, she again led the team with 47 goals ... From 2006 through 2011, she trained and played with the Iowa ODP team and won the Iowa State Cup title in 2006 ... She was a member of the Minnesota OPD Team and was named to the Region II Team after earning the Golden Boot Award at the Region II camp ... Powell also participated in basketball throughout her high school career and was Shattuck-St. Mary's leading scorer her junior and senior seasons.

Personal: Daughter of Duane and Lesa Powell ... One of three children ... Intends to major in journalism and/or broadcasting.

Career Statistics


MEET THE 'FAMILY'-August 2015

What does being a part of the ‘FAMILY’ mean to you?
Being a part of this MU soccer family is something so special. Our team is so close in so many ways. We have each others backs on the field, in the classroom, and in life. I have made some of the best friends that I will have and cherish for the rest of my life. We mean so much to each other and will do whatever we can to be successful for each other. We respect, love, and care about each other. Being a part of this MU family is something that you can’t find everywhere, what we have is special. And I am extremely blessed to be a part of it.   

What are your goals for the 2015 season (team and personal)?
To win the BIG EAST!!! And go to NCAA and win win win!!  

What accomplishment during your time at Marquette are you most proud of to-date?
I am most proud of the moment I got to step on the field for Marquette Women’s soccer team for the very first time. It was last year, the 2014 season and I was a Junior. I had been injured my first two years and it was probably the most difficult thing I have been through in my life. I had worked so hard to get to that place where I could finally play again and score goals like I used to. In that first game back after two years, I was blessed to not only score one goal, but 2 goals! It was the most amazing feeling to finally be free from injury and celebrate with my entire team. I will never forget that game or moment because it is so important to me. I had been the lowest I’ve ever been in my life and persevering through that was an indescribable feeling.   

How did you spend your summer? 
I spent my summer in Milwaukee. I played soccer with a few other girls (Caroline Fink and Molly Pfeiffer) for a local club. I also worked out in the mornings with our strength and conditioning coach, Todd Smith. I was able to spend most weekends with my family in Iowa. I also had some fun by making it to Summerfest and Germanfest, going camping, and taking a short trip to Florida!   

Are there any pre-game rituals or superstitions that you have on match day?
I always chew gum during games. It keeps my focus and if I don’t have any it feels wrong and unlucky!   

Who is your biggest inspiration (athletic or otherwise)?
My biggest inspiration are all the special people in my life. My parents are the most selfless and caring people I have ever met. They support me in every way possible. My mom and dad will do whatever they can to make sure that I am able to do and achieve whatever I want to. I have the best support system in the world and I can’t thank God enough for blessing me with such amazing people in my life. I am blessed with amazing family, parents, sisters, friends, coaches, and teammates. These people inspire me and encourage me to continue to follow my dream every single day.  

Favorite professional sports team?
Minnesota Vikings  

Favorite sport other than soccer?
I love all sports. Anything that has a ball I am in to!     

Favorite meal/food?
Chocolate, pickles, hot dogs, french fries. My favorite drink drinks are berry Propel and Dr. Pepper   

Funniest or most unique teammate?
Andee Nelson she is my best friend and silliest person I know. Mainly because she laughs at her own jokes, but I always end up laughing with her because of her contagious laugh! There is never a dull moment when we are together.  

Is there anything that others are surprised to learn about you?
I went to a boarding school for high school, I have hitch hiker’s thumbs, I have 2 small tattoos, and I love shoes a lot.   

An interesting fact about your hometown?
I come from a small town in Iowa called La Porte City. Its population is 2,300 people.

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