Parker Joins England U-20 WNT for Nike Tournament
BATON ROUGE – Lucy Parker’s performance during her freshman season at LSU has been recognized by The Football Association in England as she will represent her country as part of England’s Under-20 Women’s National Team at the Nike International Tournament beginning Thursday in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.
Parker and the Young Lionesses are set to open the tournament against the United States on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. CT before also taking on Brazil on Saturday at 4 p.m. and Finland on Monday at 4 p.m. at the Premier Sports Campus. All matches will be streamed live at http://www.ussoccer.com and http://www.youtube.com/ussoccerdotcom.
Parker, who played mostly as a central attacking midfielder in her debut season with the Tigers, will slot into the back line as a defender at the Nike International Tournament where she has honed skills both as a youth player for England and Arsenal Ladies prior to her arrival in Baton Rouge.
A native of Cambridge, England, Parker represented England at the U-15, U-17 and U-19 levels before signing her National Letter of Intent with the Tigers as part of their recruiting Class of 2017.
She ended her freshman season with three goals and four assists this fall to finish as LSU’s third-leading scorer on the year. Parker found the net in her collegiate debut in a 5-0 win over Mississippi Valley State on Aug. 18 before also scoring the winner in a 1-0 win over Liberty on Sept. 10 and the opening goal in a 2-1 home win over Georgia on Oct. 5 in Southeastern Conference play. She set a season-high with three points in the win over Georgia as Parker later assisted Alex Thomas’ winner in the 87th minute.