Nathan Parkin, Football

Nathan Parkin
photo by Larry Newman

Senior Nathan Parkin came in clutch this weekend in a crucial 26-21 victory over Pomona-Pitzer, tallying three interceptions. The three INTs helped the football team remain undefeated and continue the best start in program history, moving to 7-0 and 5-0 in the SCIAC.

Two of the San Jose, Calif. native’s three picks came in the second half and the third sealed the win for the Panthers. With 4:21 on the clock, Pomona-Pitzer started their final drive of the match down 26-21. The Sagehens drove downfield to reach the 15-yard line. With 1:10 left on the clock, Parkin picked off a throw into the end zone to secure the win.

The captain became just the fifth Panther in the history of the program to pick off three passes in a game and the first since 2005. Parkin has appeared in all seven games this season and recorded a career-high five tackles against the Sagehens.