Cat Parkhill
Cat  Parkhill

RS Senior

Apple Valley, Minn.

High School:
Eastview HS





Women's Soccer Places 12 on Academic All-Big Ten List

Minnesota fall sports total 70 recipients


Gophers Place 70 on Fall Academic All-Big Ten List

Minnesota improves fall Academic All-Big Ten total by 11


Gophers End Season with 2-3 PK Shootout against Illinois

Minnesota finishes the 2012 season with an overall record of 11-7-2


Uhl, Thyken Lead Gophers in 5-1 Roasting of Purdue

Taylor Uhl becomes the first Gopher to notch three hat tricks in a single season


Minnesota Falls, 0-2, at Indiana

Gophers held a 16-6 advantage in shots but couldn't get past the Hoosier defense

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Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 15) • Academic All-Big Ten • Started all 20 games in the net for the Gophers • Marked 25 goals against for an average of 1.24 per game • Had 67 saves on the season for a .728 percentage • Recorded a 11-7-2 record • Recorded 5.2 shutouts in 2012 season • Ended the season ranked second in Big Ten with five shutouts and eighth with a 1.24 goals against average • Tied for fourth in conference with an average of .25 shutouts per game • Averaged 3.35 saves per game • Had the seventh highest number of saves in the Big Ten with 67 on the season • Finished her career as Minnesota's leader in goalkeeper minutes with 7,648:25 • Sits second on the school's leaderboard with 1.00 GAA, 46 wins, and 26.2 career shutouts • Ranks third with 273 total saves • Boasts a career winning percentage of .609 for the fourth-highest in school history.

Started all 21 games at goalkeeper in 2011 • played 1,912:57 minutes and posted a 1.32 goal against average • had 83 saves and four shutouts • moved up in Minnesota's career record books to fifth in saves (206), third in minutes (5,827:48) and third in wins (38) • tallied five saves in the 1-0 season opener loss at No. 5 Maryland (8/19) • played 62:17 minutes in the home opener and did not face a shot in the 5-0 victory over South Dakota State (8/21) and also notched first career point with an assist • recorded four saves in the 2-1 loss at San Diego State (8/26) • had three saves and posted first complete game shutout of the season in 1-0 victory at UC Santa Barbara (8/28) • denied six shots but dropped a 2-1 overtime decision to Georgia (9/2) on the first day of the Minnesota Gold Classic • saved three balls and allowed one goal to fall 1-0 to UW Milwaukee (9/4) to close out the Minnesota Gold Classic • tallied second shutout of the season with a 1-0 defeat of Illinois State (9/9) • dropped second overtime loss of the season in a 2-1 decision to DePaul (9/11) while having two saves • had four saves and drew 1-1 with Ohio State (9/18) in the first Big Ten match of the season • recorded three saves in the 3-2 road victory over Michigan (9/23) • made six saves in the 3-0 loss at Michigan State (9/25) • tallied a season-high eight saves while drawing 2-2 at Wisconsin (9/29) • dropped a 1-0 decision against Penn State (10/2) at home while saving three balls • allowed one goal and saved three shots in the 2-1 road win over Iowa (10/8) • had six saves and allowed a goal in the 1-0 road loss to Illinois (10/14) • notched 35th career victory, which ranks third all-time in Minnesota history, with a 1-0 shutout at Northwestern (10/16) • defeated Indiana (10/21) 3-1 at home while having three saves • matched a season-high eight saves but dropped a 2-1 decision at home against Purdue (10/23) • tallied two saves, which moved her to fifth all-time, in a 6-3 win over Nebraska (10/28) on Senior Night • recorded fourth shutout of the season in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament with a 2-0 victory over Wisconsin (11/2) • had five saves in the 3-1 Big Ten Tournament semifinal loss to Penn State (11/4).

2010 NSCAA/Performance Subaru NCAA Division I Women All-Great Lakes Region Team• started all 23 games for Minnesota, one of just five Gophers to do so in 2010• posted a 14-6-3 overall record in her sophomore campaign -- setting a career mark for wins in a season• registered 2,115 minutes of action in net for Minnesota (also a career high) while allowing just 18 goals• tallied seven shutouts including a 2-0 win over No. 9 Texas A&M (11/14) to propel Minnesota to its second NCAA Sweet 16 in the last three years• made 66 saves on the season• named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 6 after allowing just one goal in two games at the Minnesota Gold Classic• named to the Academic All-Big Ten team• earned second letter.

Named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com All-Freshman Team, gaining Honorable Mention notice • named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team • named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team • started all 20 matches and earned all 12 wins • played 1808:51 minutes in net • became the first freshman to start the opener in goal for the Golden Gophers since Karli Kopietz in 2002 • one of five players to start every match this season • ended season ranked 35th in the nation with a .697 GAA • 0.70 GAA ranked as the second best single season in team history and third in the Big Ten • her nineshutouts were the fourth best single season in team history and ranked second in the Big Ten • her 12 wins tied for fourth on the Gophers single season wins list • .803 save percentage finished at third in the Big Ten • had three or more saves in nine matches • wins, shutouts, GAA and minutes played are all the best marks by a freshman • named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Sept. 7 after a posting her first perfect weekend with shutouts on Sept. 4 and Sept. 6 and 200:00 minutes played • first Golden Gopher to earn Big Ten honors in 2009 • stopped six shots on her way to a 1-0 shutout and win against Indiana on Nov. 6 • stopped the only two shots she saw, earning her eighth shutout and 11 win, 1-0 in OT over Northwestern on Oct. 30 • made five saves but allowed two goals in the 2-1 loss to Michigan State on Oct. 25 • made two saves and allowed only a penalty kick goal in the 1-1 tie to Michigan on Oct. 23 • made two saves in the 1-0 loss to No. 19 Ohio State on Oct. 18, with the only goal coming off a free kick • stopped nine shots in the 1-0 loss to Penn State on Oct. 16 allowing only a free kick goal with six seconds left • tabbed 10th win of the season and seventh shutout in the 1-0 win over No. 9 Purdue, making nine saves in the match • earned her eighth and ninth wins on Oct. 1 and Oct. 4 • made three stops and earned her second career tie on Sept. 27 vs. Illinois • made three saves in 1-0 win over Iowa on Sept. 24 • made three saves on Sept. 18• tallied her fifth career shutout on Sept. 20 in the 1-0 win• tallied a career high 10 saves on Sept. 11• played a career high 110:00 minutes in 0-0 2OT tie on Sept. 4 • allowed first career goal and suffered first career loss vs. Georgia on Aug. 28 • led Minnesota to second straight opening day shutout on Aug. 21.

Redshirted • named a U of MScholar Athlete with a 4.0 GPA.

A 2008 graduate of Eastview High School where she played for coach Len Bierlein • 2006 and 2007 NSCAA/adidas All-American • 2007 All-Conference as a midfielder • 2007 Lake Conference runners-up • 2007 MSHSL quarterfinalists • 2004 Lake Conference Rookie of the Year • Member of PSA Panthers club team from 2005-2008 with current Gopher teammate Molly Rouse • 2007 USA Cup Champions • 2008 Minnesota State Cup Champions • 2007 Minnesota State Cup finalists • 2006 Minnesota State Cup semifinalists • 2006 Just for Girls Tournament champions • U17 National Olympic Development Program (ODP) Team/Pool • 2007 U17 National Team - Competition in Argentina (December), Germany, England (July), training camp in Orlando, Florida (April), competed in friendlies at Home Depot Center, CA (September) • 2006 U16 National Team - training camp at Home Depot Center, CA (March) • member of Region II ODP Team from 2004-2008 • member of Minnesota 1990 State ODP Team from 2003-2007 • Eastview HS Honor Roll 2004-2007 • Member of US Rugby U20 National Team • Also lettered in track at Eastview.

Born May 27, 1990 • daughter of Dennice Briol and Robert Parkhill • has three brothers, Matt (21), Sam (13) and Joe (10) • majoring in entrepreneurial management.

Getting to know Cat...
Favorite food
: Baguette.
Favorite professor: My Economics Prof.
Best soccer memory: Making the U20 World Cup team.
Why you chose your number: 1 is the usual position number for a goalkeeper.
Toughest player you've ever faced: A rugby player on the South African team.
Any superstitions: Nope, that takes too much energy.
Favorite kids joke: Knock, knock? Who's there?
After college I want to...: Play pro soccer, coach.
I cannot live without my: Sleep.
Favorite thing about Minneapolis-St. Paul: There are so many things to do.
Best birthday present you ever received: A box of homemade stationary from my Aunt Jude.
Ultimate soccer dream: Reaching the highest level.

Season GP-GS Minutes GA GA Avg Saves Save% W L T Sho
2009 20-20 1,808:51 14 0.70 57 .803 12 5 3 9
2010 23-23 2,115:16 18 0.77 66 .786 14 6 3 7
2011 21-21 1,912:57 28 1.32 83 .748 9 10 2 4
TOTAL 64-64 5,827:48 60 0.93 206 .774 35 21 8 20


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