Maddy Evans

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Maddy Evans
Personal information
Full name Madlyn Whitney Evans
Date of birth (1991-04-21) April 21, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Midfielder / Defender
Club information
Current team
Boston Breakers
Number 18
Youth career
2009-12 Penn State Nittany Lions
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013- Boston Breakers 11
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 April 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Madlyn "Maddy" Whitney Evans (born April 21, 1991) is an American soccer midfielder and defender currently playing for Boston Breakers in the National Women's Soccer League.

Early life[edit]

Born in Philadelphia and raised in Glenside, Pennsylvania to Grant and Elizabeth Evans, Maddy attended Abington Senior High School where she was a two-year letterwinner as a freshman and sophomore. She led the school's soccer team in scoring during those two years and was named to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Coaches' All-Star Team as a sophomore. During her junior and senior years, she opted to play varsity lacrosse. Evans was ranked 41st in the ESPN Rise Girls' Soccer Top 50 Rankings.[1]

Evans was a seven-year member of the club team, FC Bucks Vipers and helped lead the team to its first ever U.S. Youth Championship in 2009. She was named the Golden Boot winner after scoring five goals at the Nationals, including the game-winning goal during the champtionship game. With the team, she won seven Eastern Pennsylvania State Cups, a Region I Premier League Championship, and two Region I Championships. She was also a seven-year member of the Eastern Pennsylvania and Region I Olympic Development Program (ODP) teams, with whom she competed internationally. She was named the MVP of 2009 Kuban Spring Tournament in Russia and captained the 2008 Pennsylvania ODP team that won the Region I Championship.[1][2]

Penn State Nittany Lions[edit]

Evans attended Pennsylvania State University and played for the Nittany Lions from 2009 to 2012. During her senior year, she served as the team captain and played a pivotal role in leading the Nittany Lions to the College Cup Final. Evans finished her collegiate career with 11 goals, 9 assists, and 31 points. She was named a 2012 All-Big Ten Second Team selection. She made the Penn State record books on August 26, 2011, when she scored the second fastest goal in the program’s history. She scored within the first 62 seconds of a winning match against West Virginia. During the game, she also tallied one assist.[2][3][4]

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Boston Breakers[edit]

In 2013, Evans was selected by the Boston Breakers during the fourth round (29th overall) of the 2013 NWSL College Draft.[5] Although she did not sign her after training camp, she was called up as an amateur player when international players were called up to their teams in late May.[6][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Maddy Evans". Pennsylvania State University. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Maddy Evans". Boston Breakers. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Nairn’s OT winner sends Penn State through to final". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Penn State advances to women's soccer final". ESPN. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "NWSL Draft Selections". ESPN. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "The Lowdown: Early NWSL draftee grades". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Boston Breakers add three players to roster for Saturday’s match at Sky Blue FC". Soccer Wire. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Meet the Breakers: Penn State midfielder Maddy Evans". Boston Breakers. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 

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