Evan Hanauer, a sophomore political science major and an outside midfielder and striker, is proving himself to be a strong asset to the Cabrini men’s soccer team.
Achieving recognition throughout the world of college soccer, Hanauer started off the season by winning the offensive Most Valuable Player at the Roger Williams Soccer Tournament on Sept. 2 and was named Pennsylvania Athletic Conference player of the week for Sept. 17.
After playing soccer for 15 years in his hometown of Royersford, Pa., Hanauer came to Cabrini College as a freshman and joined the men’s soccer team with a dominant drive for success and a strong commitment.
The men’s soccer team is currently 7-1. In Hanauer’s mind, the team should be 8-0 when looking at the stats, but he has looked past that upset and moved on. Hanauer is always concentrating on moving forward and improving not only his own game, but in addition, looks to improve with the rest of the men as a team.
No one is perfect and Hanauer admits he most definitely has skills to work on. He replies to the question of what those specific weaknesses are with: “I just want to work on increasing my focus while I’m out on the field and being confident whenever I have the ball.”
The freshmen that are putting forth their talents on the men’s soccer team this fall, according to Hanauer, are Mike Viscariello, Ryan Day, Troy Allen, Steve Reynolds, Chris Katzman, Rafi Mahserejian, Matt O’Shaughnessy and Paolo Siciliano.
“Everyone [brings] their own attributes to the team,” Hanauer said. One new player in particular to keep an eye on, in Hanauer’s view is freshman Matt O’Shaughnessy, who plays midfielder. “He has been playing well so far this season,” Hanauer said.
Although the dynamics of the team are changed every year due to the incoming freshman, Hanauer said, “At the college level it’s more of the upperclassmen holding the team together when the going gets tough because they have that emotional experience when games really get into the grind.”
Hanauer has high hopes for the games to come. “We are a bunch of work horses,” Hanauer says. “Everyone gives 110 percent all of the time and everyone just has a lot of pure soccer talent.”