Marisa Park

Maria Luisa de Vera Park[2] is a Filipino international footballer who plays as a midfielder.

Marisa Park
Park in 2013
Personal information
Full name Maria Luisa de Vera Park
Date of birth (1991-08-25) 25 August 1991
Place of birth Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Height 5 ft 3 in (1.60 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2007–2008 Reston FC
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Wake Forest Demon Deacons 89 (8)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014 Braddock Road Stars Elite 12 (6)
2015 IL Sandviken
National team
2013– Philippines 5 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 3, 2014[1]

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.[3]

Career

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.[4]

Senior club

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.[5] Park received an honorable mention for the first week of the 2014 W-League season.[6] In 2015, she transferred to Norwegian club, IL Sandviken which plays at the Toppserien.[7]

International career

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.[4][8]

Park previously played for the Philippine national team competing against football clubs at the LA Vikings Cup which was held in November 2012.[4] She was named part of the squad that participated at the 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup.[9]

International goals

Scores and results list the Philippines' goal tally first.
#DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
1.25 May 2013Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka Bangladesh
1–0
4–0
2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup Qualifier
2.
4–0
3.10 September 2013Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon Indonesia
6–0
6–0
2013 AFF Women's Championship


Other Career

Marisa Park works for Berkeley Research Group in the Washington DC office where her work focuses on healthcare industry.[10]

References

  1. "Malditas Pilipinas: 2013 in Review". Women's Soccer United. 3 January 2014. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  2. "Current squad (Women's Asian Cup 2014 Qualifiers)". Philippine Football Federation. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  3. "Deacon Bio - 15 Marisa Park". Wake Forest Sports. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  4. 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.
  5. Parker, Kevin (18 May 2014). "W-League: Spirit Reserves open with 4-1 win over Braddock Road". All White Kit. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  6. "Wildcats' Rincon Named Player of the Week". New Jersey Wildcats. Tampa, Florida: W-League. 2014.
  7. "#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.
  8. Park, Marisa (12 June 2013). "Marisa Park Philippines National Team Blog: Entry 2". Wake Forest Women's Soccer ('13). Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  9. "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.
  10. "Marisa Park LinkedIn Bio".


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