Illini look to build upon 2011 success
Illini show great individual development over 2012 spring season
Illini look to improve on 1-1-1 spring record at Ramblers
Trio of Illini net one goal each; Mutz nabs game-winning tally in second half
First Episode Chronicles Women's Soccer Preseason
Goalkeeper Lauren Parkin.
2012 - Junior:Served as the primary backup to starting goalkeeper Steph Panozzo.
2011 - Sophomore: Did not see time during the season.
2010 - Freshman: Did not see time during the season.
High School: 2010 Southwestern All-Conference and All-State ... 2009 IHSSCA All-Sectional ... 2009 News-Democrat Class 3A All-Area ... Alton Telegraph Riverbend All-Star in 2008 and 2010 ... Earned four letters as a keeper at Edwardsville ... Team MVP in 2009 ... 2009 Bi-State Shootout All-Tournament Team ... Played club for Metro United from 2002-07 and then for St. Louis Scott Gallagher, where she was a teammate of fellow Illini Megan Pawloski.
Personal: Born June 25, 1992 ... Daughter of Vann and Sue Parkin ... Has two siblings ... Father, Vann played basketball at Illinois State from 1981-82 ... Credits goalkeeper Duane Kloepple for most influencing her athletic career.
Getting to Know Lauren: Biggest Sports Thrill: Saving a penalty kick to win the game ... Favorite Illini Athlete: Dee Brown ... Favorite Pro Teams: St. Louis Cardinals and Blues ... Favorite Musician: Andrew McMahon ... Favorite TV Show: How I Met Your Mother ... Favorite Food: Chicken Parmesan ... Why I chose Illinois: "The program is amazing and I know I will learn more here than at any other school." ... Most Influenced By: "My dad, he is such a hard worker and I strike to be as successful as him."