Evans Named W-League Player of the Week
The W-League announced its Team of the Week for Week 2 of the 2012 season today, honoring Colorado Rush forward Danica Evans as Player of the Week. Evans, in her second season with the Rush, scored both game-winning goals as Colorado opened the 2012 season with a pair of 1-0 victories in British Columbia.
A member of the U.S. U17 Women’s National Team, Evans scored both of her team’s goals as the Rush moved to the top of the Western Conference standings with 1-0 victories at the Vancouver Whitecaps and Victoria Highlanders.
“Danica’s goals earned us the valuable points and that is what is most important, but what cannot get lost in the recognition is her performance and work ethic over the 180 minutes of soccer she played. The goals were a byproduct of these things. She was outstanding in every aspect.”
Evans is joined on the Team of the Week by Rush defender Samantha Harder, who anchored the Colorado defense that has yet to concede a goal. Midfielder Brittany Bock was an Honorable Mention nomination.
A pair of 1-0 road victories over Vancouver Whitecaps and Victoria Highlanders started the club off 2-0 for the first time in program history. They will look to continue their win streak with their Home Opener against Victoria on Thursday.
For a complete list of the W-League players of the week, please click here.