Thursday, July 9, 2020

The Soccer Life - Peter Evans

Photo credit: Trevor Ruszkowski/Indy Eleven
Photo credit 2: SocTakes article
With somebody as ubiquitous to the history of the Indy Eleven as Peter Evans, it feels a little weird providing any kind of introduction of him that hasn't already been said before. Peter is one of the founders of Slaughterhouse-19 and the former head of game day operations for the Brickyard Battalion.

As he conveyed to the American Pyramid in June 2017, "I spoke to the BYB board and basically offered to head up our tifo, capo, and other game day-related things. No one else really wanted to take on the role, so I was given it by default." As a reward for his long-standing dedication to the team and his constant presence in the capo stand, Peter was the club's inaugural recipient of the XI Century Award, presented to Indy Eleven fans who have attended 100 games (Peter currently stands at 103 home games and 125 total games). 

For someone so involved in all of our experiences with Indy Eleven games, it surprises me that it took me so long to get his input in The Soccer Life:

1. Name:
- Peter Evans

2. Role (Player, Parent, Coach, Referee, General Spectator, All of the Above, None of the Above, Other):
- BYB President Emeritus

3. Soccer-specific Nickname (and any story behind it):
- None.

4. Age became interested in soccer:
- 5

5. First recollection of the game:
- 1994 World Cup

6. Highest level of play achieved:
- Rec Soccer

7. Honors/Awards
- BYB Supporter of the Year

8. Last competitive match – Date (if known) & Level of Play
- About a year ago.

9. Position:
- Keeper

10. Jersey number:
- 39, 0

11. Coaching experience:
- None

12. Refereeing experience:
- None

13. Most memorable moment(s):
- 4-1
Editor's note: For the uninformed, that's the score of the Indy Eleven vs Carolina Railhawks game on June 11, 2016 to secure the NASL Spring Championship.

14. Least memorable moment(s):
- I do not recall it.

15. Favorite World Cup moment(s):
- Lighting off smoke in Union Jack during the 2014 World Cup

16. Favorite team(s)
- Indy Eleven

17. Favorite Historical player:
- Cobi Jones

18. Favorite Current Player
- Kyle Beckerman

19. Indoor vs Outdoor:
- Indoor

20. Grass vs Turf:
- Grass

21. Other sports played (and to what level):
- Hockey (house and rec), golf (competitive until high school, now mainly just focus on my handicap), basketball (rec)

22. Other Comments:

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