As a goalkeeper, Lin Powell was a three-time member of the All-Conference team in the Trans America Athletics Conference from 1984-1986. He holds the school record for most shutouts in a career with 14, along with a school record for lowest goals allowed in a career with 1.6 per game. In 1983 he was named to the All-America freshman team. Powell and the Cowboys defeated Midwestern State when the Indians were ranked #1 in the nation in 1984. HSU finished that year with a 10-9-2 record, and Powell was named to the All-Conference team.