UMHB’s Kathryn Parker makes history with NSCAA All-West Region selection

UMHB sophomore Kathryn Parker was named to the NSCAA/Continental Tire All-West Region Team for the first time in her career. (UMHB Athletics courtesy photo.)
UMHB sophomore Kathryn Parker was named to the NSCAA/Continental Tire All-West Region Team for the first time in her career. (UMHB Athletics courtesy photo.)

BELTON – University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women’s soccer player Kathryn Parker has been named to the NSCAA/Continental Tire All-West Region Team. Parker was a Third Team All-Region selection as she claims All-Region honors for the first time in her career.

Parker, a sophomore forward from Belton High School, started all 16 games for the Cru. She led the ASC with ten assists on the season, ranked fourth in the conference with 57 shots and was sixth in goals (nine) and game-winning goals (three). Against ASC opponents, Parker led the conference in points and assists while ranking second in goals and shots. Parker also recorded a team-high 28 points on the season, helping the Cru to its first regional ranking in the Division III era. As a sophomore, Parker tied the UMHB career-record for game-winning goals with 10; she also ranks fifth in career goals, fourth in career points and third in career assists. She is a two-time American Southwest Conference All-Conference selection and also took ASC Offensive Freshman of the Year honors last season.

The UMHB women’s soccer team finished the 2014 season with a 9-5-2 overall record and set season-records in fewest goals against (15) and goals against average (0.91). The Cru also earned its second consecutive and sixth-overall appearance in the ASC Championship Tournament. Parker was one of 15 ASC atheltes named to the all-region teams.

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