Maryland alumni, student-athletes prepare for annual U.S. event
Dessoye, Parker score for Team USA
Senior co-captain scored with 2:10 to play
Six Terps score in dominating win
Five Terrapins score, Cabrera notches career-high six saves
International Experience: Member of the U.S. Under-19 team since 2011...she also played in the 2011 Junior National Championships and won gold in the 2010 Junior Olympics with her U.S. team.
As a freshman in 2012: Saw action in 23 of the Terps' games and started in six...scored first career goal the same night she scored a hat trick to lead Terps to a come-from-behind win over #18 Boston College (Sept. 14)...scored twice in 52 seconds for 2-0 Maryland lead in win at #14 Wake Forest (Sept. 22)...notched first career assist in Terps' 6-0 rout of Temple on Witmer's goal (Sept. 30)...scored to tie it up in the first half at #4 Princeton (Oct. 2)...scored in Terps' win over UC Davis (Oct. 14)...knocked in a loose ball from Witmer to tie the game before halftime at #4 Connecticut in the NCAA Second Round (Nov. 11).
Before Maryland: Started in Glenelg's midfield for all four years of her career and served as captain for three years...led them to four straight regional titles and back-to-back state titles in 2010 and 2011 for the first time in school history...believed to be the first player in Maryland history to break the 100-goal mark...named a 2011 NFHCA High School All-American and was twice named the Washington Post's All-Met Player of the Year...also named All-Howard County in each of her four years and Howard County Player of the Year in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons...twice named to the All-State team...also played lacrosse and basketball at Glenelg...comes to College Park as one of the most decorated high school players ever to hail from the state of Maryland.
Personal: Alyssa Jennifer Parker...parents are the late Doug Parker and Jean Parker...both parents went to Maryland...has three siblings, Dougie, Lauriann and Charlie...Lauriann plays field hockey and lacrosse and St. Marys College (MD)...lists her biggest sports thrill as setting someone up for a goal...sports hero is Ray Lewis...loves to ride 4-wheelers...came to Maryland because it was closest to home, a great team and atmosphere...also considered North Carolina, Michigan, UVA, Syracuse, and JMU...intends to teach elementary physical education.
PARKER'S CAREER STATISTICS