|Hometown:||Fairmont, W. Va.|
|Last School:||Fairmont HS|
|Club Team:||33 FC|
2009: One of
only three Bruins to see action in all 17 matches, earning eight
starts ... Tied for fourth on team in shots on goal (4) ... Fifth
on the team in shots (14) ... Notched one assist against Oral
Roberts (9/6) in the Mafiaoza's Invitational hosted by Belmont ...
Recorded a season-high four shots at Denver (9/12) ... Notched two
shots each against North Florida (10/18) and at USC Upstate (10/30)
... Received Atlantic Sun All-Academic recognition.
2008: Earned Academic All-District and Academic All-Conference honors ... Atlantic Sun Offensive Player of the Week (9/29) ... Third on team in scoring with 13 points; five goals and three assists ... Tied for second on team with three assists ... Had four match scoring streak midseason ... First collegiate assist on Edgardo Padilla goal at Central Arkansas (9/12) ... Goal vs. UNC-Asheville (9/19) ... Scored game-winning goal in victory over Presbyterian (9/21) ... Season-high 74 minutes, assist on Wade Wonderlin's game-winning goal vs. Wofford (9/26) ... Goal vs. Furman (9/28) ... Scored opening goal off header in victory vs. USC Upstate (10/10) ... Assist on Carlos Quintero goal vs. SIU-Edwardsville (11/8) ... Scored dramatic game-tying goal in 88th minute of Belmont's overtime victory over Stetson in Atlantic Sun Quarterfinal (11/12) ... Third on team in shots (25) and shots on goal (11) ... Served as John McCain stand-in for network audio and lighting checks for 2008 Presidential Town Hall Debate at Belmont.
2007: Academic-All Conference ... Appeared in all 19 matches - with two starts - as a freshman ... Started collegiate debut vs. Eastern Illinois, logging one shot in 18 minutes ... First career goal at USC Upstate (10/7) and also posted career-high three shots in contest ... Third among Bruin newcomers in minutes played (798) ... finished season with 16 shots, including eight on goal.
Prior to Belmont: Distinguished prep career at Fairmont HS for coach Jim DeNardi ... Named West Virginia Midfielder of the Year, First Team All-State, and NSCAA All-Region Team following senior campaign ... Set new school records in career goals, assists, points, and games started ... Heralded swimmer, twice earning First Team All-State honors ... West Virginia High School State Champion in 50 freestyle ... Also a state finalist in tennis.
Personal: Son of Eddie and Jan Parker ... Born on August 30, 1988 in Fairmont, West Virginia ... Has one brother, Brooks ... Majoring in Finance ... Student Council Vice President ... Lists Lance Armstrong and Michael Phelps among favorite athletes.