New York City)-- Vancouver Ravens General Manager Dave Evans has been selected as the NLL's General Manager of the Year, it was announced today.
As General Manager of the expansion Ravens, Evans and his staff assembled a highly competitive team. Vancouver finished its inaugural season with a 10-6 record, good for a second place finish in the Northern Division. The Ravens also earned a berth in the Champions Cup Playoffs, the only team to do so among the League's four expansion clubs.
"I'm delighted to have had the opportunity to be involved with this classy Ravens organization from the ground floor level," said Evans, who previously won two championship rings with the Philadelphia Wings. "Paul Dal Monte and I are very proud of the way our roster came together in the first year and we're committed to building on the good start for the years to come. But we're also grateful for the commitment of the entire organization to building winning relationships with all of our players. That's made a big difference for us."
As General Manager & Director of Player Personnel, Evans reported to Dal Monte, who served as Director of Lacrosse Operations and Head Coach.
Prior to his appointment with the Ravens, the Langley, British Columbia native coached the Philadelphia Wings to a pair of League Championships in 1990 & 1991.
The League Awards are voted on by the Board of Governors and General Managers of the League's thirteen member clubs.