Parker’s Honor Roll
On Parker: A graduate student who joins the Terps after graduating at Colgate last spring … was a star football player for the Red Raiders who will add toughness to the Terps’ lineup on the lacrosse field … played one season of lacrosse at Colgate and led the team in scoring, earning numerous accolades … a strong two-way midfielder who will be a key on the offensive and defensive ends as well as in the face-off circle … a great athlete with good size and speed.
As a senior at Colgate (2002): Named to the Patriot League all-conference team in his first year of collegiate lacrosse after starring on the football field … led the Red Raiders in scoring with 48 points on 29 goals and 19 assists … his 3.43 points per game ranked 26th nationally … played in all 14 games and started eight as the Red Raiders went 7-7 under coach Jim Nagle … took 66 face-offs winning 35 for a 53.0 win percentage … posted 12 multi-point games, 10 multi-goal games and five hat tricks … finished year with two goals at Harvard (4/30) … had 15 goals and 21 points vs. Patriot League foes … after not scoring in the season opener vs. Dartmouth (3/2) went on a tear notching 20 points in four games … posted four goals for the first of two times on the year and added an assist for five points vs. Cornell (3/5) … tallied a career-high six points for the first of four times on the year as he had three goals and three assists at St. Joseph’s (3/9) … helped with three assists vs. Siena (3/13) … had three goals and three assists again in win at VMI (3/19) … scored once at Villanova (3/23) … equaled career best in points with six and goals with four against Lafayette (3/30) … had two goals and two assists at Hobart (4/3) … four points on three goals and an assist vs. Holy Cross (4/6) … scored twice against both Army (4/9) and Bucknell (4/14) … had at least two goals in a game for the sixth game in a row and added an assist vs. Lehigh (4/20) … had four points on a goal and three helpers vs. Canisius (4/26) … finished the year by being named Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the final three weeks of the season as well as the league’s defensive player of the week on two occasions.
As a football player at Colgate (1998-2001): Named a Division I-AA All-American as a wide receiver following his senior season … finished his career as the school’s fourth all-time leading receiver with 129 catches for 1,845 yards and 16 touchdowns … as a senior, grabbed 56 receptions for 808 yards and seven touchdowns … in his junior season, had 46 catches and 636 yards along with four touchdowns … hauled in 27 passes for 401 yards and five touchdowns in his sophomore season … played in nine games but did not make a catch as a freshman.
Before Colgate: Attended Bridgton Academy in Maine for a post graduate season after graduating from Arundel High School in Gambrills, Md., in spring of 1997 … in his 1997 season at Bridgton broke all of the Academy’s receiving records for receptions, yardage and touchdowns … at Arundel, lettered three years for the Wildcats playing wide receiver and outside linebacker … caught 64 passes for 908 yards and 11 touchdowns … was a first-team all-league, all-county, all-metro and all-state selection on offense … also starred in lacrosse and basketball.
Personal: Joseph David Parker Jr. … born Jan. 13, 1979 in Washington D.C. … son of Cathy and Joseph Parker … brother of Mike, who played one year of football at Colgate in 2000 … graduated from Colgate with a bachelor of arts in criminal justice … pursuing a graduate degree in criminal justice at Maryland.
Career Statistics Year GP/GS G A Pts. Shots Face-Off Pct. GB Pen 2002Colg14/8 29 19 48 71 35/66 53.0 31 2/1:00 2003 14/0 1 0 1 10 0/0 0.0 10 0/0:00 Totals 28/8 30 19 49 81 35/66 53.0 41 2/1:00