TIMOTHY PARKER -HICKSVILLE CLASS OF 2011
ML SOCCER DRAFT
DRAFTED IN THE FIRST ROUND (#13) BY THE
Tim 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 native, Parker earned Big East honors in each of his four seasons with the Red Storm, including first-team honors as a senior and junior. He was also the program's first three-time NSCAA All-Region selection since Chris Wingert (2001-2003). 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. 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.
Timothy Parker Named Men’s Soccer Candidate for Senior CLASS Award
QUEENS, N.Y. - Senior defender Tim Parker has been selected as one of 30 men's soccer candidates for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in the areas of community, classroom, character and competition.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as community leaders.
A team captain and a three-time BIG EAST All-Academic selection, Parker has a 3.09 GPA as a finance major.
The defender has been involved with numerous community service initiatives, including Relay For Life and St. Nick's Men's Shelter as well as the Community Mayors program.
Named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List in each of the past two seasons, Parker is a two-time first team NSCAA All-Northeast Region honoree. A first team All-BIG EAST honoree as a junior, the defender earned second team all-league accolades as a sophomore and was a BIG EAST All-Rookie selection as a freshman.
Parker has appeared in all 62 games in his career, including 61 starts, and has helped the Red Storm reach the NCAA Tournament in each of the past three seasons. The defender has registered three goals, two game-winners, and three assists, while leading a defense that has posted 28 shutouts in the past three seasons.
The candidates will be narrowed down to 10 finalist’s midway through the regular season. Those finalists will be placed on the official ballot, which will be distributed to media, coaches and fans through a nationwide voting system. The winner will then be announced during the 2014 College Cup in December.
Tim Parker is one of 30 men's soccer candidates for the Senior CLASS Award.
JANUARY 14, 2015
In the minor league portion of the Rule 5 draft, the Mets lost several players, including Cam Maron, a catcher who grew up in Hicksville who was then selected by the Cincinnati Reds organization and will be playing for the Triple AAA Louisville Bats team.
Cam Maron, 23, was originally selected by the Mets in the 34th round of the 2009 amateur draft. He's a .284 hitter with a .387 on-base percentage in six minor league seasons. Maron spent most of 2014 season with Single-A advanced St. Lucie, batting .282 with a .387 OBP and three home runs in 98 games. Maron was also an All Star player with St. Lucie.
Hicksville’s Cam Maron is one of five year-end All-Stars selected from the Mets’ and Yankees’ organizations.
Maron, 23, has hit .284 with a .394 on-base percentage in 93 games with the St. Lucie Mets, who play in the Single-A advanced Florida State League. The catcher had a 31-game streak of reaching base via a hit or walk snapped on Aug. 22. Maron has impressive plate discipline