U.S. Soccer
Parker Roberts
U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team

Parker Roberts

Midfielder Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height

    5-7

  • Hometown

    Leawood, Kan.

  • Club

    KC Dynamos

A member of the U.S. team that won the 2016 CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship in Honduras at the end of 2016 and earned a berth to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup … Started all four games she played in and played 334 minutes … Has been a part of the this U-20 cycle since the beginning … Heads into the Women’s World Cup with 15 caps and one goal, scored in a 2-1 win against the Norway U-23 WNT in La Manga, Spain on March 6, 2016 … Traveled with the USA to Papua New Guinea in May of last year for a pre-World Cup test run and matches.

College / High School: Played her freshman season at Kansas before transferring to the University of Florida, but redshirted what would have been her sophomore season to play in the U-20 Women’s World Cup … As a freshman at Kansas in 2015, she scored three goals (all game-winners) with one assist and one of her goals was a last-second game-winner header to defeat Baylor, 1-0 … The goal was scored at 1:09.53, the latest game-winning goal in Kansas history … Was named to the 2015 Big 12 All-Freshman Team … Started 19 of 20 matches she played at KU … At Blue Valley North HS, she was a 2014 and 2015 NSCAA High School All-American and the Kansas HS Player of the Year in 2014 and 2015 … Was also an NSCAA All-Region Team selection in 2013, 2014 and 2015 … A Four-time Kansas Soccer Coaches Association 6A All-State First-Team selection ... Eastern Kansas League (EKL) Midfielder of the Year in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and Offensive Player of Year  in 2012 … Scored a Blue Valley North HS career record 55 goals and also holds school record for points 128 … Owns Blue Valley HS match records for goals (4 – three times), assists (4), points (10 – twice) … Blue Valley North reached 2013 Kansas State 6A Championship match … Received 2015 Kevin Gray Award, given to top female youth player in the Kansas City area.

Club: Played U-8 through U-11 for Blue Valley SC … Played six years from U-12 to U-17 for KC Metro Dynamos, which reached USYS National Championships in both 2014 and 2015 at the U-17 and U-18 levels … Named to Best XI at 2014 USYS National Championship … KC Metro Dynamo won Kansas State Cup Championship five of her six years with club … Dynamos won 2015 Region II title … Three-year member of Region II Olympic Development Program team (2013, 2014 and 2014 and 2015) and was the Kansas ODP team captain from 2012-14.

Full name is Parker Annabel Roberts … Nicknames are Park or Parks … Her mom’s maiden name is Parker … Major is Nutrition … Was on the honor roll for her final three years of high school … Received the President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellent in 2015 … Older sister Ferriss played soccer at UNC Ashville from 2010-2013 … Older brother Nathan attended Kansas …  Enjoys shopping, traveling, drawing, photography and trying new food and recipes … Uncle “Boo” Ferriss played for the Boston Red Sox … Grandmother Martha Anne Parker is in the Tennessee Tennis Hall of Fame … Three words that describe her off the field are “positive, happy and hungry” … Three words that describe her off the field are “encouraging, tough and hard-worker” … Her favorite class was “History of Jazz” … Her motto is “happy girls are the prettiest” … Her craziest ambition is to “travel the world” … Her favorite food is salmon, but she hates tomatoes … Her favorite men’s player is Lionel Messi … Her biggest athletic inspiration is her U-20 WNT teammates … Says the best part about being a soccer player is “meeting so many cool people who share the same joys as you” … Lists one of her greatest soccer moments as going to the national semifinals with her club team as underdogs … Has a Maltzhu name Lola … Some of her favorite TV shows are Gossip Girl, American Horror Story, One Tree Hill and Stranger Things … Some of her favorite musical artists are Chainsmokers, Miley Cyrus, Adele, Maroon 5, Ben Rector and Michael Buble … Favorite dessert is frozen yogurt with dark chocolate.
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