High School: Attended Southwest High School in the Minneapolis City Conference and played varsity for three seasons under head coach Jamie Plaisance ... named all-conference and all-state-coaches in 2011 ... captain of the team as a junior and senior, leading the squad to a 39-5-1 record in two seasons as captain ... helped lead the team to a sectional championship in 2011 ... the team also finished third in state and second in conference during his senior campaign ... tallied six goals and 11 assists in 2011 ... received all-conference, all-state-Pioneer Press and all-state honorable mention-coaches accolades in 2010 ... also helped his team record the state record for allowing just two goals during the regular season ... team captured conference and sectional championships in 2010, finishing second in the state ... led the team with 11 goals and seven assists as a junior ... earned all-conference recognition as a sophomore ... team clinched conference championship in 2009 ... team finished 17-2 as a sophomore, leading the state with just five goals allowed ... played on junior varsity team that finished 16-0-1 as a freshman ... member of the Minneapolis United club team for eight years and Westside for additional two years ... played on two State Cup championship teams and one State Cup runner-up team ... named captain six times throughout club participation ... compiled two MRL runner-up finishes and four USA Cup Championships
Personal: Parents are Bryan and Beth Powell ... has one brother, Payton and one sister, Leya ... major is undecided
Trask on Powell: "Garrett is an extremely gifted athlete who we identified at our summer camp program. He is a player who we believe has the qualities needed to have a very good career at Wisconsin. Garrett will be looked at to strengthen the defensive unit and with his size, versatility and physical components, the coaching staff believes he can fight for playing time this fall."
Why Wisconsin? "I chose Wisconsin because it has a great academic and athletic reputation, and it gives me the opportunity to play in the Big Ten Conference against excellent competition. Also every person I have talked to that has attended Wisconsin couldn't say enough about what a great experience it was for them."