Player Spotlight: Evelyn Keay
Evelyn is in her first season with the Reign Academy after playing her entire career with the Whatcom FC Rangers. Her experiences with Rangers helped her develop her competitive nature and technical skills required to compete at the highest level.
Evelyn Keay | Ranger Standout | Seattle Reign D.A.
Q & A ON HER EXPERIENCE WITH RANGERS and MOVING ON TO THE SEATTLE REIGN DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY
Q: How did Rangers help prepare you for your next chapter of soccer, playing in the Development Academy (D.A.)?
Rangers has helped me prepare for D.A. by teaching me to adapt to different styles of play.
Q: What do you miss most about playing for Rangers?
What I miss most about playing for Rangers are all my great teammates and coaches.
Q: What was you favorite memory from Rangers?
My favorite memory from Rangers was winning the President’s Cup and going to regionals in Utah.
Q: What do you value most about training?
What I value most about training is working hard and using each moment to improve yourself and your team.
Q: What is one of the most important factors in your game that allows you to play at your best? (e.i work ethic, physicality, technical skills, etc)
One of the most important factors in my game is my ability to take players on in the final third and execute off of that.
Q: What do you enjoy most about playing in the D.A.?
What I enjoy most about playing for D.A. is the travel aspect and getting to bond with my team through travel, and the higher training intensity.
Q: If you could give advice to a player hoping to improve their game this season what would it be?
My advice to any player looking to improve their game would be to put in the time outside of training to watch soccer and practice technical skills.
Q: What are your short term goals for this years soccer season?
My short term goals this season are to score the most goals in my league and to have a free kick I can rely on.
Q: Who is your favorite Seattle Reign player and why?
My favorite Seattle Reign player is Megan Rapinoe because she works extremely hard on the offensive and defensive side of the game, and is a class act off the field.
Coach Noah Braun on Evelyn:
“Evelyn’s drive to get better really set her apart from the crowd, she was always eager to be the best player in training and in games. When Evelyn came to training she was focused, worked very hard, and played at the same speed as she played in the games. Evelyn was always willing to make sacrifices in order to achieve her goals and dreams. Whether it was training on her own or joining additional sessions with other ranger teams. She was always motivated to put in extra work to gain an advantage.”
“As a club we are proud of all her hard work and look forward to see Evelyn continue to grow as a player and compete at the highest level.”