Maria Luisa de Vera Park is a Filipino international footballer who plays as a midfielder.
Park in 2013
|Full name||Maria Luisa de Vera Park|
|Date of birth||25 August 1991|
|Place of birth||Alexandria, Virginia, United States|
|Height||5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)|
|2009–2012||Wake Forest Demon Deacons||89||(8)|
|2014||Braddock Road Stars Elite||12||(6)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 3, 2014
Early life and education
Park was born in Alexandria, Virginia on August 25, 1991 to Randy and Mavee Park. She studied at Langley High School and later at the Wake Forest University where she graduated in May 2013 with a degree in business and enterprise management.
Youth and college
Park played for Reston FC. She also played for her varsity team, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons from 2009-2013. She has the fourth-most appearance in the history of Wake Forest's program, appearing 89 times for the team. Park scored eight goals, 10 assists and 26 points in her Wake Forest Career. She was also part of the Demon Deacons team that won its first ACC Championship in 2010 and was named as part of the 2010 ACC All-Tournament Team.
Marisa Park plays for the Braddock Road Stars Elite as a midfielder and captain of the team. Park scored the first goal in the whole history of Braddock on their match against the Washington Spirit Reserves which the team lost with the scoreline 4–1. Park received an honorable mention for the first week of the 2014 W-League season. In 2015, she transferred to Norwegian club, IL Sandviken which plays at the Toppserien.
Park who was then a senior student at Wake Forest, was called up to the Philippines women's national team for the qualification phase of the 2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup which was held in 2013. Park made her FIFA International debut against Thailand and also became the first Demon Deacon to be called up to a senior women's national team for a competitive match.
Park previously played for the Philippine national team competing against football clubs at the LA Vikings Cup which was held in November 2012. She was named part of the squad that participated at the 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup.
- Scores and results list the Philippines' goal tally first.
|1.||25 May 2013||Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka||2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup Qualifier|
|3.||10 September 2013||Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon||2013 AFF Women's Championship|
- "Malditas Pilipinas: 2013 in Review". Women's Soccer United. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
- "Current squad (Women's Asian Cup 2014 Qualifiers)". Philippine Football Federation. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
- "Deacon Bio - 15 Marisa Park". Wake Forest Sports. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
- Botoman, Alex (3 May 2013). "Marisa Park Called Up to Philippines National Team". Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Wake Forest Athletic Communications. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
- Parker, Kevin (18 May 2014). "W-League: Spirit Reserves open with 4-1 win over Braddock Road". All White Kit. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
- "Wildcats' Rincon Named Player of the Week". New Jersey Wildcats. Tampa, Florida: W-League. 2014.
- "#PWNT". Twitter. PHL Football WNT. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
player Marisa Park will be heading to Bergen, Norway to play for IL Sandviken of the Toppserien.
- Park, Marisa (12 June 2013). "Marisa Park Philippines National Team Blog: Entry 2". Wake Forest Women's Soccer ('13). Retrieved 3 February 2015.
- "Meet the Malditas: See who's wearing the Philippines' colors at the Women's AFC Asian Cup in Jordan". ABS-CBN Sports. 6 April 2018. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
- "Marisa Park LinkedIn Bio".