Maddy Evans - Defender

Name: Maddy Evans
Pronunication: MAD-ee evans
Position: Defender
Height: 5-6
Jersey number: 18
Date of birth: April 21, 1991
Age: 24
Hometown: Glenside, Pa.
Citizenship: USA
College: Penn State University
How acquired: Signed as a free agent May 2013
Follow on Twitter @Mevans018
Professional: In 2015, set career highs in appearances (18), starts (13), minutes played (1,150), and goals scored (two) in a single season ... Scored her first professional goal. It came June 6, 2015, in a 1-1 tie on the road against the Washington Spirit ... Second goal of the season came against Seattle Reign FC on Aug. 26, a 3-1 loss on the road. 2014: Started eight of the 17 matches she appeared in ... Logged 730 minutes ... Registered her first professional points, tallying three assists ... First assist came on May 28 in a 4-1 win at home against Portland Thorns FC. Evans assisted on Jazmine Reeves' third goal of the match ... Recorded second assist on June 27 in a 2-1 loss at Western New York ... Third assist of season came on July 20, a 6-3 loss to Portland Thorns FC ... 2013: Made her professional debut on June 1, 2013, coming on in the 47th minute of a 5-1 loss to Sky Blue FC ... Started 2 of the 11 games she appeared in ... Totaled 370 minutes.
College: Evans served as Penn State’s team captain in 2012 and played a pivotal role in leading the Nittany Lions to the College Cup Final ... Finished her career with 11 goals, nine assists, and 31 points ... 2012 All-Big Ten Second Team selection.

Scholastic/Club: Seven-year member of FC Bucks Vipers coached by Ed Leigh...Named Golden Boot winner after scoring five goals in Nationals, leading the team to its first U.S. Youth Championship in 2009...Scored game-winner in title game at Nationals...Won seven Eastern Pa. State Cups, Region I Premier League Championship, and two Region I Championships...Seven-year member of Eastern Pa. and Region I ODP teams...Attended 2008 U-17 Women’s National Team camp...Competed internationally with Region I team...Named MVP of 2009 Kuban Spring Tournament in Russia...Member of Region I Inter-Regional team 2005-07...Captained 2008 Pa. ODP team that won the Region I Championship...2007 adidas ESP All-Star. One of three PSU freshmen ranked in the ESPN Rise Girls’ Soccer Top 50 Rankings, coming in at No. 41...Two-year letterwinner at Abington as a freshman and sophomore...Led team in scoring in those two years...Named to Southeastern Pa. Coaches’ All-Star Team as a sophomore...Opted to play varsity lacrosse junior and senior years.

Personal: Born Madlyn Whitney Evans in Philadelphia...Daughter of Grant and Elizabeth Evans...One of four children, brothers Grant and James and sister, Kara...Four-year letterwinner in cross country and indoor track, captaining both squads senior year and capturing All-League honors...All-State in 800m...Two-year letterwinner in lacrosse, earning All-League recognition in 2008...Lettered in outdoor track...Recipient of the Union League of Philadelphia Good Citizenship Award...Member of the National Honor Society...Majored in English.

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