Evans: Consistency is key for Roughnecks

Shawn Evans is happy with his MVP award, but he'd be happier with an NLL title in Calgary. (Photo: Ward Laforme Jr.)
Shawn Evans is happy with his MVP award, but he'd be happier with an NLL title in Calgary. (Photo: Ward Laforme Jr.)

Shawn Evans has been many things since his arrival in Calgary, including MVP of the National Lacrosse League last season. But there is one thing he has yet to achieve, and the goal for 2014 is to win an NLL title. If you’ve seen Evans play, you know he’ll do just about whatever it takes. “If it’s stir something up, score a goal, make a good play, anything that will make us win, I’m going to do it,” Evans told The Calgary Herald. “I like to win; I hate losing. I don’t take losing lightly. I don’t know if you’ve seen it some of the games, I get a little scary at the end of games when we’re losing.’’ The key, says Evans, is not just playing 60 minutes of lacrosse, but playing 60 minutes of consistent lacrosse. “We’d go 10 minutes of great lacrosse and then five minutes we’d let up and they’d jump on it,” he said. “Stuff like that, not playing a full game, that’s what we have to do. We have to keep pushing that foot down.’’

Chavez is an avid lacrosse player in Rochester and a journalist for the Democrat and Chronicle as well as a longtime Inside Lacrosse contributor. Email him at bob.chavez@nllinsider.com or go to RochesterSports.com.

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