Name: Alyssa Parker
Position: Midfield
Caps: 50
Sport: Field Hockey
DOB: 8/4/1994
Birthplace: Woodbine, Md.
Hometown: Woodbine, Md.
High School: Glenelg High School
College: University of Maryland
Team/Club: Washington Wolves
World Championship Experience
  • 2020 FIH Pro League (worldwide)
  • 2019 FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifier (Bhubaneswar, India)
  • Bronze - 2019 Pan American Games Provisional Athlete (Lima, Peru)
  • 7th - 2017 World League Final (Auckland, New Zealand)
  • 9th - 2019 FIH Pro League (worldwide)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2021: Competed in 50 international caps for the U.S. Women's National Team
  • 2020: Named to the U.S. Women's National Team (January)
  • 2019: Series against Canada (Lancaster, Pa.), Series against Chile (Santiago, Chile)
  • 2018: Series against The Netherlands (Palo Alto, Calif.), Series against Canada (Chula Vista, Calif.), Series against Chile (Lancaster, Pa.), Series against Belgium (Lancaster, Pa.)
  • 2017 : Recorded first cap on March 25 in a scrimmage against New Zealand, The Hawke's Bay Cup (4th, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand), Series against Ireland (Lancaster, Pa.), International Festival of Hockey (4th, Melbourne, Australia)
  • 2016: Joined the U.S. Women's National Team
  • 2015: NFHCA All-Region Team (2nd), BIG Ten Champion, Women’s National Championship Champion, U-21 USWNT Holland Tour
  • 2014: NFHCA All-Region Team (2nd), BIG Ten Sportsmanship Award, U-21 USWNT Member
  • 2013: NCAA Semi-finals, ACC Champion, U-19 USWNT Team Captain of the Holland Tour
  • 2012: NCAA Semi-finals, Sports Illustrated “Faces in the Crowd”, U-19 USWNT Vancouver Tour
Personal: Daughter of Jean & the late Doug Parker...Siblings are Doug, Lauriann and Charlie...Nickname is Parker...Began playing field hockey in 2006...Game Day Mantra: "It’s better to have a great team than a team of greats."...Favorite Sports Quote: “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” - Babe Ruth...Best Words of Advice: "Wear sunscreen"

Parker’s first taste of the sport came at an early age when she was in elementary school. Her parents started their community’s first local field hockey program, where a stick was placed into Parker’s hands. The more she played, the more she realized her love of the sport. Going into high school, Parker was torn between soccer and field hockey but ultimately ended up choosing hockey because her sister was a senior at the time and Parker wanted to play alongside of her. An established athlete within the Junior High Performance program, Parker graduated to the senior national team in 2016 and is looking to contribute to Team USA’s success.