- height 5-4
- class Sophomore
2010: Freshman Academic All-SEC … Finished freshman campaign ranked sixth all-time among UK freshmen in assists (5) and 10th in shots (30) … Had a huge debut, scoring a goal and recording an assist in the season opener against Coastal Carolina … Recorded an assist in each of the first three games of the season … Ranks sixth on team in points … Attempted two shots at Arkansas … Scored a goal vs. Mississippi State while totaling a personal-best six shots
Pre-College: Played club ball for Charlotte Soccer Club under coach Ben Parry and Charlotte Soccer academy for coach Richard Butler … Helped lead CSA to 2007 North Carolina State championship … Selected to ODP All-State team in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 … Played on three undefeated Region III 4A championship teams at Fort Mill High School … Named High School Region 3 4A Player of the Year in 2009, in addition to being selected to the All-State team … Fort Mill High team offensive MVP 2007 and 2009
- Full Name: Taylor Marie Parker
- Place of Birth: Charlotte, N.C.
- Parents: Matt and Beth
- Siblings: Cassidy
- Club Team/Coach: Charlotte Soccer Club/ Ben Parry; Charlotte Soccer Academy
Parker Q & A
What is your nickname, why? TP because there were too many Taylors on the team.
Why did you choose UK? Great school, had my major, and the coaching staff and team are awesome!
Better bicycle kick: Pele or Rooney? Rooney
Would you rather make a nice, hard clean-tackle to stop a goal or execute a perfect corner kick that leads to a goal? Get the assist
Would you rather win the World Cup or an Olympic gold medal? World Cup
If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Super speed
Who is your favorite athlete? Lionel Messi
What do you want to be when you grow up? ESL teacher and soccer player
When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up? Engineer, astronaut, and pro soccer player
What is your favorite vacation destination? Hawaii
What is your prized possession? Pictures of family and friends
What is your guilty midnight snack? Cereal
When you leave Kentucky, what do you want people to say about you? That I’m dedicated and hard-working
Without looking it up, what’s a rutabaga? Some type of beat
If you had a Derby horse, what would you name it? Lucky Ducky
What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do, but have never been able to? Watch a soccer game in Europe
People would be surprised to know that I … Still color in coloring books
What is one interesting story in your life? I performed a wedding renewal ceremony for my parents in Hawaii with my 8th grade boating license.
I chose my jersey number because … 2 has always been a lucky number to me