United Soccer Coaches tab Shroyer first team, Evanson second team all-region

Abby Shroyer dribbling soccer ball. United Soccer Coaches logo in top right corner.


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Senior Abby Shroyer (Zionsville, Ind.) and junior Cassidy Evanson (Carmel, Ind.) were honored Tuesday evening by the United Soccer Coaches (USC) with all-region accolades.

Shroyer is picking up her fourth all-region honor from USC, which was previously known as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), while this is Evanson's first all-region accolade.

Overall, the Panthers finished the 2017 campaign with a 12-5-1 record, including a 6-2-1 mark in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play. Behind the leadership of Shroyer in the backline, the HC defense conceded just 0.763 goals per game, which was good enough for second in the HCAC and among the top 50 in the country.

Shroyer and the rest of the Panther defense posted a shutout in nine games this fall, including a stretch of four straight in the month of October. Offensively, Shroyer scored one goal, which was the game-winner, in overtime, at Capital (Ohio).

Shroyer finishes her four-year career as one of the most decorated players in conference history. The senior was named the league's top defensive player each of the past three seasons, while also garnering first team honors four times. She was a 2015 USC third team All-American as well.

Evanson, a three-time all-HCAC selection, was one of Hanover's top offensive threats this past fall. The junior midfielder finished tied for second on the squad in goals (4), assists (3) and points (11). She also recorded four game-winning goals this season, which was tied for third most in the HCAC.

Through the first three years of her career she has 11 goals, 9 assists and 31 total points. Evanson is a two-time HCAC second team selection (2015, 2017) and has been tabbed with first team honors once (2016).

The HCAC was well represented with the all-region awards as four the organization's 13 first team selections came from the Heartland. Overall, seven HCAC women's soccer athletes were honored Tuesday evening.

Contact: Tyler Jester