Parker Maher
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Parker Maher

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Joplin, Mo.

High School:
Joplin High

Height:
5-11

Position:
Midfielder

07/10/2013

Missouri State Student-Athletes Honored By MVC

More than 200 MSU student-athletes recognized for academic excellence

04/14/2013

Annual Maroon & White Event Brings Out MSU's Best & Brightest

157 Student-Athletes Honored at 3rd Annual Honors Banquet and Awards Ceremony

02/20/2013

AD Honor Roll Recipients Recognized at Halftime of Tuesday's Game

More than 200 Missouri State student-athletes earn academic distinction

12/31/2012

Missouri State Announces Athletic Director's Honor Roll for Fall Semester

More than 200 student-athletes achieve a 3.0 GPA or higher during fall 2012 semester

10/21/2012

No. 19 SMU Stages Comeback, Bears Settle for 1-1 Draw

Parker Maher's goal in the first half helped end MSU's four-game losing streak

MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Spring 2012

2013: Started all 18 games for the Bears...Third on the team in minutes (1960) for field players...College Sports Madness Second Team All-Conference selection...Played more of a defensive role this season for the nation's top defense...Recorded two shots against Detroit (Sept. 13)...NSCAA Scholar All-North/Central Region SecondTeam Selection...Named to the 2013 MVC Scholar-Athlete honorable mention team.

2012: Appeared in all 17 matches...Started every game except for Senior Night...Was second on the team in shots (18) and shots on goal (6)...Credited with an assist in the Bears' 2-1 loss to conference foe SIU Edwardsville (Oct. 13)...Scored his first collegiate goal in the first half against 19th-ranked SMU (Oct. 21); Penetrated the Mustangs' defense and scored from 30 yards out to snap Missouri State's four-game losing streak with a 1-1 decision.

2011: Capped off a successful first year with an MVC All-Freshman accolade...Played in all 19 matches as a freshman...Was in the starting lineup for more than half of the Bears' 19 matches, logging 12 starts...Had his longest outing against Tulsa (Sept. 1), playing 81 minutes...Recorded his first assist as a Bear on a feed to Heath Melugin in MSU's conference-opening win against Central Arkansas (Oct. 8)...Delivered a crisp pass to Cole Alexander in the Bears' 3-0 blanking of Evansville for his second assist...Earned his first letter...Registered seven shots and two shots on goal.

Background: Was a four-year starter and captain at Joplin (Mo.) High School...Named all- district Offensive Player of the Year...Also made the all-conference first team and academic all-conference honorable mention during his sophomore and junior seasons.

Personal: Parker Maher is the son of Tony and Peggy Maher...Born on July 12, 1993 in Fort Smith, Ark...His twin brother, Samuel, also attends Missouri State University...Undecided on a major.

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