Fourth-year catcher who earned second team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors in 2011 ... named to 2012 Pre-Season All-CAA team ... rated as top defensive catcher in the CAA in a pre-season coaches’ poll for the last two years ... outstanding defensive catcher with a good throwing arm ... has tremendous size and strength ... very good power hitter with potential to drive in plenty of runs ... has potential to play professionally ... earned a berth on Cal Ripken Collegiate League All-Star team in 2011 and was named as the Most Valuable Player of the Mid-Atlantic Classic ... batted .274 with 13 RBI’s while playing for Youse’s Orioles ... one of two Cardinal Gibbons products on the Tiger roster ... outstanding student who received academic scholarship to attend Towson University ... named to Colonial Athletic Association Commissioner’s List three times.
2012 SEASON: Played in 56 games and made 54 starts ... started 53 games at catcher and one at designated hitter ... had an outstanding season defensively with a .993 fielding percentage ... threw out 30 of 74 runners try to steal ... struggled offensively for much of the season ... led Tigers with six home runs ... tied for team lead with 34 runs batted in ... also tied for team lead with 10 doubles ... had a .373 slugging percentage ... led Tigers with 10 sacrifice flies, setting school record ... named as Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week after leading Tigers to a series win over Old Dominion ... batted .615 in three-game series with three home runs and six runs batted in ... led Tigers to a 14-10 win in the series opener with three hits, including two homers and four RBI’s ... drove in game-winning run in series finale with a walk-off single in the tenth inning of 4-3 victory ... also hit a solo homer in final game of series ... blasted a grand slam home run in 10-5 win over Mount St. Mary’s ... also hit a solo home run against Georgia State ... had a solo homer at Northeastern ... helped Tigers to a 16-8 win over George Mason in the CAA Tournament with a three-run double in the first inning ... had two three-hit games, both against Old Dominion.
2011 SEASON: Played in 52 games and made 49 starts ... started 37 games at catcher and 12 games at designated hitter ... Tigers’ third-leading hitter with a .304 batting average ... named second team All-Colonial Athletic Association ... tied for second on team with five home runs ... finished third on team with 37 runs batted in ... banged out 16 doubles, third on the team ... was hit by a pitch 17 times to tie single season school record set by Scott Bacon ... second on team with a .497 slugging percentage ... outstanding defensive player who had a .985 fielding percentage ... made only four errors in 275 fielding chances ... did excellent job behind the plate, throwing out 24 of 54 base runners who were trying to steal ... Tigers’ top hitter in CAA games with a .344 batting average ... threw out 13 of 25 runners trying to steal in CAA games ... led Tigers to 7-1 win at The Citadel by reaching base five times, including three walks ... also went two-for-two with two RBI’s ... had two hits and drove in a run in Tigers’ 9-6 victory at Wake Forest ... had an outstanding series at Georgia State, batting .778 with four runs scored, two doubles, a home run and three RBI’s ... helped Tigers to a 15-7 win over UNC Wilmington with two hits and three runs scored ... had two hits and two RBI’s in series finale, a 9-4 Tiger win ... hit .455 in series against UNCW ... led Tigers to a 5-3 win over Northeastern with a double and two RBI’s ... had two hits in Tigers’ 5-2 victory at Old Dominion ... blasted a three-run homer to right field in first inning to help Charlie Cononie to a 3-0 win over Delaware ... batted .429 in series against the Blue Hens ... smashed a three-run homer in Tigers’ win over Maryland Eastern Shore ... led the Tigers to a 21-9 win over Delaware by going four-for-four with a double, two home runs and five RBI’s ... led Tigers to series win at George Mason by batting .417 with two doubles and three RBI’s ... hit a two-run double against George Washington ... hit a two-run single against James Madison ... singled and scored a run in Tigers’ 5-4 win over William and Mary ... had 11 multi-hit games ... threw out four base runners trying to steal in George State series, including three in one game ... threw out two base runners trying to steal at James Madison.
2010 SEASON: Appeared in 33 games as a freshman and made 27 starts ... started 26 games at catcher and one game at first base ... batted .253 on the season ... had six doubles and one triple with one home run and eight runs batted in ... had .383 on-base percentage ... made first career start in win over North Carolina A&T at Elon Tournament ... doubled and scored a run against the Aggies ... also had 14 putouts in win ... singled and scored a run in 11-6 loss at Arizona State ... had two hits and two RBI’s in series finale at High Point ... doubled in 4-2 loss at Tulane ... had first career triple and scored a run in 12-3 win over Mount St. Mary’s in home opener ... helped Tigers to a 12-7 win over James Madison with a two-run homer, his first career homer ... went one-for-two in win over UMBC ... doubled in loss at #1 Virginia ... walked and scored a run in Tigers’ 19-18 win over Georgia State ... helped Tigers to a 10-4 win at West Virginia with a single and a sacrifice fly ... contributed a two-run double to Tigers’ 8-2 win over Delaware in series finale ... batted .400 in three-game series at Delaware ... singled and walked in 3-1 victory at Maryland ... went two-for-two with a run scored in 6-5 victory at Old Dominion ... doubled and scored in 4-3 victory over Old Dominion in series finale ... doubled and drew a walk in Tigers’ 5-4 victory over Hofstra ... started in all three games at North Carolina State ... made only start of season at first base in series finale at North Carolina State ... reached base four times in Tigers’ win over George Washington ... singled, drew a walk and was hit by a pitch twice against GW ... batted .333 in season-ending series against George Mason ... had an RBI single in Tigers’ 9-4 victory over the Patriots ... singled and stole a base in loss to George Mason in Tigers’ season finale ... had a .963 fielding percentage with nine errors in 244 fielding chances ... threw out 14 base runners trying to steal.
BACKGROUND: Four-year starter at catcher at Cardinal Gibbons High School for Coach Lee Schwartzberg ... named first team All-Metro twice ... named as Baltimore City Player of the Year in 2009 ... batted .654 as a senior with a .969 slugging percentage ... hit 6 home runs with 30 runs scored and 34 runs batted in ... led Crusaders to an 18-8 record and a second place finish in the MIAA in 2009 ... threw out 33 of 38 base runners trying to steal ... chosen to play in Brooks Robinson All-Star Game at Camden Yards ... batted .429 with 4 homers as a junior ... high school teammate of Tiger junior Dominic Fratantuono ... also played football for the Crusaders.
PERSONAL: Has one older brother and one older sister ... career goal is to become an accountant ... favorite athlete is Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees ... hobbies include hunting and fishing ... enjoys watching Harry Potter movies ... has had summer job working construction ... favorite actor is Will Ferrell ... father is a contractor ... mother is a claims agent ... son of Brian and Karen Parker ... born on March 26, 1991 in Baltimore, Md. ... major is accounting.