#15 Evan Panken
HONORS AND AWARDS:
2017 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient
2016 Notre Dame Tri-Captain
2016 All-ACC Third Team
2016 Notre Dame Rockne Student-Athlete Award
2016 ACC All-Academic Team
2015 ACC All-Academic Team
2014 ACC All-Academic Team
2013 ACC All-Academic Team
AS A GRADUATE STUDENT (2016):
• NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient.
• ACC All-Academic Team and ACC Academic Honor Roll.
• Earned All-ACC Third-Team recognition as a Notre Dame tri-captain.
• Rockne Student-Athlete Award winner.
• Invited to the 2017 adidas MLS Player Combine.
• Key starter in the Irish midfield in all 21 games of the 2016 campaign.
• Scored two goals (both game-winners) and added six assists to reach double-digit points for the fourth straight season (10).
• Cracked the Notre Dame career top 10 for assists by notching 22 helpers over four seasons.
• Logged the first Notre Dame goal of 2017 in the 26th minute of a win over UC Irvine during the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament.
• Notched a goal and an assist in a 5-0 clean sheet victory over No. 22 California at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic.
• Added an assist in a win against No. 15 Virginia Tech.
• Primary assist on the tying goal of an eventual last-minute home win versus No. 2 Syracuse.
• Credited with primary assists in consecutive games against No. 6 Indiana and No. 11 Wake Forest.
• Assisted on the game-winning goal during the first overtime of a first-round ACC Championship win against Duke.
AS A SENIOR (2015):
• Selected to the ACC All-Academic Team.
• Also named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
• Started all 22 games for Notre Dame in the central midfield.
• Finished the 2015 season with two goals (one game-winning goal) and a career-high assists, totaling 13 points.
• Notched a pair of assists in shutout wins over UAB (Sept. 6) and No. 9 Clemson.
• Set up the first Notre Dame goal with a primary assist at No. 3 North Carolina.
• Scored the game-winning goal in the 78th minute of a 3-1 Irish win over No. 4 Virginia.
• Picked up the assist on the first Notre Dame goal of a 4-2 victory against Marquette.
• Secondary assist on the lone Irish score in a draw at No. 21 NC State.
• Notched assists in three straight matches against Northwestern, No. 2 Wake Forest and Pittsburgh.
• Added a goal on four shots during the 5-0 defeat of Pittsburgh.
• Earned the assist on the lone Notre Dame goal against No. 10 Maryland in the NCAA Championship Round of 16.
AS A JUNIOR (2014):
• Named to the all-ACC Men’s Soccer Academic Team.
• Started all 21 matches, adding four goals and a career-high six assists and 14 points.
• Attempted 24 shots, including 10 on goal.
• Notched the game-winning goal in the 42nd minute and added a second half assist in a 4-1 win over Dartmouth at Alumni Stadium.
• Season-high four shots (two on goal) against Kentucky.
• Recorded two shots apiece in consecutive matches against VCU and Boston College.
• Scored the first Notre Dame goal in the 37th minute of a 4-1 win at Duke in ACC play.
• Provided the primary assist on the final goal of a 3-1 victory against Virginia Tech.
• Scored the lone Irish goal during the 56th minute of a 1-1 draw against No. 12 Michigan State.
• Career-high four points after scoring a goal and adding two assists at Pittsburgh.
• Provided the assist on the game-winning goal in a 3-0 triumph over No. 15 Virginia in an ACC Championship quarterfinal.
• Primary assist in the semifinal round of the ACC Championship in a 1-1 draw against No. 14 Clemson.
• Won second career monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2013):
• One of four Notre Dame players to start all 24 matches.
• Tallied 11 points on five goals and one assist.
• Played every minute in seven matches.
• All-ACC Academic Team.
• Made his Fighting Irish debut in the season opener, a scoreless draw with UCLA at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic.
• Netted his first career goal in the 3-0 win at Syracuse.
• That score put the Irish on the board in the 17th minute.
• Scored in the next match, a 3-0 victory over Michigan.
• That tally gave Notre Dame a 2-0 lead in the 25th minute against the Wolverines.
• Played a career-high 110 minutes in the 1-1 draw with Maryland.
• Assisted on the team’s goal in a 1-1 tie with Northwestern.
• Put the Fighting Irish up 1-0 with a goal in the 36th minute of a 3-1 triumph at Wake Forest.
• Gave the Irish a 3-2 lead with a goal in the 70th minute of the 4-2 win over Wake Forest in the NCAA Round of 16 match.
• Put Notre Dame on top 1-0 in the 31st minute of the 2-1 victory over Michigan State in the NCAA quarterfinals.
• Earned his first monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN (2012):
• Did not see game action.
• A BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA:
• Four-year varsity member and three-time letter winner at Edina High School.
• Started his sophomore, junior and senior seasons at Edina.
• Two-time all-conference performer (2010 & 2011).
• 2011 Class “AA” all-state honoree.
• 2010 Class “AA” all-state honorable mention.
• Earned all-Metro second team honors as a senior.
• MVP of the Edina squad during his senior campaign.
• Edina team won the 2010 Lake Conference title.
• Started for his Minnesota Olympic Development Program (ODP) squad in 2010.
• Played club for the Minnesota Thunder Academy USDA U18.
• Traveled with his club team to train with ABC FC in Natal, Brazil, in 2009.
• Son of Eric and Michele Panken.
• Graduated from Notre Dame’s College of Science with a degree in pre-professional studies (pre-med) major and Spanish.
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