Women's Soccer


Lauren Parkin
Lauren Parkin
25

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Edwardsville, Ill.

High School:
Edwardsville

Height:
5-10

Position:
GK

Club Team:
St. Louis Scott Gallagher

07/09/2014

45 Illini Recognized as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Student-Athletes Honored for Earning GPAs of 3.7 or Higher, Including Seven 4.0 GPAs at Illinois

10/28/2013

2013 Senior Reflections

Seven Illini Seniors Reflect on Memories from Illinois Soccer

10/27/2013

Flaws Sets School Record in Shutout of Michigan State, 2-0

Osoba Scores Game Winner, Flaws Nets Program-Best 19th Goal on Free Kick

08/07/2013

Soccer Begins 2013 Preseason Training Camp

Illini Kick Off Practice with Fitness Tests and Training Sessions

08/09/2012

2012 Illinois Soccer Season Preview

Illini look to build upon 2011 success

10/27/2013

Illinois vs. Michigan State - Senior Day - 10/27/13

Photos from Illinois' Senior Day shutout (2-0) of Michigan State at the Illinois Soccer Stadium

08/31/2013

Illinois vs. College of Charleston - 8/30/13

Photos from Illinois' 6-2 victory over College of Charleston in the home opener at the Illinois Soccer Stadium

03/06/2012

Goalkeeper Lauren Parkin

Goalkeeper Lauren Parkin.

Lauren Parkin Photo Gallery

AT ILLINOIS

2013 - Senior: Played in four games and made first career start on Senior Day against Michigan State (10/27) ... Played a career-high 20 minutes and made first two career saves at Ohio State (9/20), keeping the Buckeyes scoreless in both overtime periods to maintain the 1-1 draw ... Also saw action in goal against FIU (9/15) and Indiana (10/6) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

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/CLUB
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."

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Updated January 2014

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