Évelyne Viens

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Évelyne Viens
Évelyne Viens - UC v USF, 2019-10-24 (48958457486).jpg
Viens with South Florida in 2019
Personal information
Full name Évelyne Viens[1]
Date of birth (1997-02-06) 6 February 1997 (age 24)
Place of birth L'Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
NJ/NY Gotham FC
Number 20
Youth career
0000–2015 Haute-Saint-Charles
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2019 South Florida Bulls 77 (73)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018–2019 Dynamo de Quebec 15 (21)
2020– NJ/NY Gotham FC[a] 8 (0)
2020–2021Paris FC (loan) 14 (11)
National team
2021– Canada 9 (2)
Honours
Player for Women's Soccer
Representing  Canada
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2020 Tokyo Team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 5, 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 11, 2021

Évelyne Viens (born 6 February 1997) is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays as a forward for National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) club NJ/NY Gotham FC and the Canada women's national team. She played college soccer at the University of South Florida.

College career[edit]

Viens played for the USF Bulls women's soccer team from 2016 to 2019,[2] where she became the team's all-time top scorer with 73 goals and was named to the NCAA All-American team three times.[3] She also holds the school record for the most single season goals and has the most career goals in American Athletic Conference history.[4]

She scored her first collegiate goal on August 25, 2016 against Kentucky.[5]

Club career[edit]

In 2018 and 2019, she played for Dynamo de Quebec in the Première Ligue de soccer du Québec.[6][7]

Viens was selected by Sky Blue FC in the 2020 NWSL College Draft.[8] She made her Sky Blue FC debut on 30 June 2020 in the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup .[9] Viens scored her first goal for the club on 22 July 2020, in a 3–2 defeat to the Chicago Red Stars during the semi-finals of the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup.[10]

In August 2020, Viens was loaned to Paris FC.[11] In March 2021, Viens returned to Sky Blue FC,[12] who rebranded to NY/NJ Gotham FC the following month.

International career[edit]

She was named to the Canada national team for the first time for the 2021 SheBelieves Cup.[13] She made her debut against the United States on 18 February.[14][15] She scored her first goal for Canada on 9 April 2021 against Wales.[16]

On June 23, 2021, she was named to the roster for the 2020 Summer Olympics, which were postponed until the summer of 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.[17] Canada won gold in the games, and Viens became the first USF alum to win an Olympic medal as an athlete.[4][18]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of September 5, 2021[19]
Club League Season League Playoffs Domestic Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dynamo de Quebec PLSQ 2018[20] 7 8 7 8
2019[20] 8 13 8 13
Total 15 21 0 0 0 0 15 21
NJ/NY Gotham FC NWSL 2020 0 0 0 0 6 1 6 1
2021 8 0 0 0 3 1 11 1
Total 8 0 0 0 9 2 17 2
Paris FC (loan) Division 1 Féminine 2020–21 14 11 1 0 15 11
Career total 37 32 0 0 10 2 47 34

Honors[edit]

College[edit]

  • 3x American Athletic Conference champion (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • 1x Second team all-American (2019)
  • 2x Third team all-American (2017, 2018)
  • 2x conference offensive player of the year (2018, 2019)
  • 3x First team all-conference (2017, 2018, 2019)

Club[edit]

  • 1x Première Ligue de soccer du Québec champion (2018)

International[edit]

  • 1x Olympic gold medalist (2020)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sky Blue FC changed its name to NJ/NY Gotham FC in 2021

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Women's Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020: Squad list, Canada" (PDF). FIFA. 7 July 2021. p. 3. Retrieved 7 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Evelyne Viens – Women's Soccer". USF Athletics.
  3. ^ Boutin, Richard (22 February 2021). "Une première présence dans le maillot canadien pour Evelyne Viens" [A first appearance in the Canadian jersey for Evelyne Viens]. Le Journal de Québec (in French).
  4. ^ a b Santos, Leo; CORRESPONDENT (6 August 2021). "Viens first USF alum in history to win gold in Olympics". The Oracle. Retrieved 11 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Comeback Bulls Take Down Kentucky, 3–2". USF Athletics.
  6. ^ "PLSQ féminine : le groupe du Dynamo de Québec dévoilé !" [Women's PLSQ: the Dynamo de Québec group unveiled!]. Just eSoccer (in French). 11 April 2018.
  7. ^ Brown, Nolan (3 July 2019). "The case for Evelyne Viens". The Oracle.
  8. ^ "USF's Viens Selected at No. 5 Overall in 2020 NWSL Draft". USF Athletics.
  9. ^ "OL Reign 0–0 Sky Blue FC". NWSLSoccer.com. National Women's Soccer League. 30 June 2020. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  10. ^ "Canada's Bianca St. Georges helps Chicago reach Challenge Cup final with 3–2 win over Sky Blue". The Globe and Mail. 24 July 2020. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
  11. ^ Paris, Valentin (28 August 2020). "Evelyne Viens prêtée au Paris FC".
  12. ^ "Fin du prêt d'Evelyne Viens". 17 March 2021.
  13. ^ Butler, Signa (16 February 2021). "Minus veteran stars, Canada sends young roster into SheBelieves Cup tournament". CBC.
  14. ^ Davidson, Neil (22 February 2021). "Canadian forward Evelyne Viens enjoying 1st taste of international soccer at SheBelieves Cup". CBC.
  15. ^ Molinaro, John (22 February 2021). "Evelyne Viens: 'Pretty unreal' to make CanWNT debut vs. United States". Canadian Premier League.
  16. ^ Press, The Canadian (9 April 2021). "Canada beats Wales in soccer friendly but loses captain Christine Sinclair to injury – TSN.ca". TSN.
  17. ^ "Canada Soccer unveils Women's National Team roster for the Tokyo Olympic Games". Twitter. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  18. ^ "Canadian women's soccer team delivers thrilling Olympic gold-medal victory over Sweden". CBC.
  19. ^ "Kailen Sheridan Profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  20. ^ a b "PLSQ Stats Archive" (in French). TSI Sports.

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