PHILADELPHIA, PA – Vancouver Whitecaps FC today selected defender Tim Parker with the club's first pick (13th overall) in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.
Whitecaps FC defender Tim Parker
- Earned Big East honours in each of his four seasons (first-team nods as a junior and senior)
- Started 78 of 79 appearances with the Red Storm
- Helped lead St. John’s to three NCAA Tournament appearances and a Big East Tournament title
- Three-time NSCAA All-Region selection
- Captained St. John’s as a senior
- Named to MAC Hermann Trophy watch list in 2013 and 2014
<b>Parker: "I wouldn't want to be anywhere else"</b>
Parker, 21, joins Whitecaps FC after spending four seasons with the St. John’s University Red Storm of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Big East Conference.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound centre back appeared in 79 of 80 Red Storm matches over the past four seasons, starting all but one of his appearances. Parker finished with four goals, two game-winners, and four assists, while anchoring a back line that posted 30 clean sheets. He also helped lead St. John’s to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances (2011-2013) and the 2011 Big East Tournament title.
A native of Hicksville, New York, Parker earned Big East honours in each of his four seasons with the Red Storm, including first-team honours as a senior and junior. He was also the program’s first three-time NSCAA All-Region selection since Chris Wingert (2001-2003).
Parker, who captained the Red Storm this past season, earned a pair of first-team NSCAA All-Region selections to go along with a third-team nod as a senior. Also of note, the defender led St. John’s in minutes played in two of his four seasons at the school.
Prior to his collegiate career, Parker was named a second team ESPN RISE All-American and was the Gatorade New York Boys Soccer Player of the Year. He was also a member of the United States U-18 men’s national team pool.
Position: Centre back
Weight: 195 pounds
Date of Birth: February 23, 1993
Hometown: Hicksville, New York
Last Club: St. John’s Red Storm
How Acquired: Selected 13th overall in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft by Whitecaps FC
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