Players Number: 
Liverpool, England
Previous School: 
Wade Deacon HS

2012: As an all-star defender, Parkinson anchored a back line that allowed just 11 goals all season and earned 11 shutouts. Parkinson scored the only goal in a 1-1 tie against conference-rival Oklahoma City in the SAC Tournament and had two assists on the season. For his efforts, Parkinson was named an NAIA All-America First Team, NSCAA All-America First Team, SAC Defensive Player of the Year, a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete and a NSCAA Scholar All-America First Team. Parkinson also coaches at Chickasha High School.

2011: Parkinson anchored a defense that earned 11 shutouts for the season and allowed the fewest goals against for a season for USAO. He was named Sooner Athletic Conference Defensive MVP and NAIA All-America Third Team. As a defender who excelled in headers, Parkinson came in third on the team in goals made with seven. Parkinson was named SAC Defensive Player of the Week in late October after scoring two goals and offering an assist in a shutout over Rogers State. He also had two assists for the season. In addition to his USAO duties, Parkinson is the head boy’s and assistant girl’s coach at Chickasha High School.

2010: As a freshman, Parkinson came in and starting in all but one game of the season. The defender scored four goals, two of which were game winners. Parkinson was named SAC Defensive Player of the Week in late October after scoring goals in two games in a row. His first career goal was in a 7-2 win over Saint Gregory’s. He followed that up with a second — and his first game winner — in the 108th minute of play in double overtime in Rogers State. He also scored goals in back-to-back games against Wayland Baptist and Oklahoma Christian. He was named All-Conference Second Team at the end of the season.

High School: Before joining the Drovers, Parkinson played soccer while attending school at Wade Deacon High School in England.

Major: Physical Education

Interesting Fact: Head coach at Chickasha High School