Notre Dame's victory over Oregon State at Notre Dame, Ind. (Alumni Stadium) W, 1-0 on September 7, 2012.
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 ... plays club for the Minnesota Thunder Academy USDA U18 ... traveled with his club team to train with ABC FC in Natal, Brazil, in 2009 ... enrolled in Notre Dame's First Year of Studies program.
Bobby Clark on Panken: "Evan was first recommended to me by Dave Jensen (his coach at Edina High School) to take him into camp and we looked at him. He's a really hard-working, no-nonsense type of player who has a terrific attitude. We really like him. He has a great work ethic. When he was at camp, he reminded us of (former Notre Dame soccer player) Greg Klazura. If he has a career anything like Greg's, we'll be happy with that. They also have a lot of the same personality traits."