Seven Illini Seniors Reflect on Memories from Illinois Soccer
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Photos from Illinois' Senior Day shutout (2-0) of Michigan State at the Illinois Soccer Stadium
Photos from Illinois' 6-2 victory over College of Charleston in the home opener at the Illinois Soccer Stadium
Goalkeeper Lauren Parkin.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Updated January 2014