Men's Soccer



#9 Irish Rewind History With 2-1 Win At #5 Clemson

Jeff Farina and Jon Gallagher notch a goal and an assist each for Notre Dame in victory


2017 OSCARS Features Champions On And Off The Field

Annual student-athlete award show highlights athletic, academic and community success


ACC All-Academic Team Includes Irish Quintet

Jon Gallagher, Mark Gormley, Tommy McCabe, Evan Panken and Michael Shipp recognized by the ACC


Busy Award Season For The Irish

Notre Dame accolades headlined by Brandon Aubrey on the NSCAA Scholar All-America first team


#13 Seed Irish Get Second Shot At #4 Louisville In NCAA Third Round

Notre Dame returns to Louisville for 5 p.m. (ET) Sunday match on ACC Network Extra


ND vs. Loyola (NCAA 2nd Rd., 11/20/16)

Photos by Marcus Snowden


ND at Wake Forest, ACC QF (11/6/16)

Photos by Andy Mead


ND vs. Duke (11/3/16)

Photos by Mike Miller


ND vs. Cal (9/4/16)

Notre Dame blanked Cal 5-0 at the adidas/IU Credit Union Class (photos by Trevor Ruszkowski)


ND vs. Tulsa (NCAA RD of 32), 11/22/15

Photos by Joe Raymond and Marcus Snowden

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

•    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.

•    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.

•    Did not see game action.
•    A BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

•    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.

Panken's Career Statistics


Evan Panken
Evan  Panken

Graduate Student

Edina, MN

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 166.5


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