|Women's ice hockey|
|Competitor for the United States|
|IIHF World Women's Championships|
She was captain of the varsity hockey team and the team had a 25-2-0 record at the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, Massachusetts. She was part of a girls hockey run that has won 11 straight ISL championships. She owns the school record for points in hockey. While in high school, she played for the U.S. Women’s Under-22 Team in 2003 and 2004. Besides hockey, Parsons also participated in soccer and is the school's record holder for most goals in a career in soccer. Her soccer team won a New England Class A Championship in 2004.
Parsons was supposed to enroll at Dartmouth in 2005, but delayed it so she could participate at the 2006 Winter Olympics. As a member of the U.S. National Team, she was the youngest player on the team. She was 17.
As a freshman, Parsons had an impact. She appeared in 32 games and led the Big Green in points (50 – ranked eighth in the NCAA), assists (36 – ranked fourth in the NCAA) and plus/minus (+29). In addition, she led all ECAC rookies in scoring. Her average of 1.56 points per game ranked second in the NCAA among all rookies. Parsons participated in the ECAC Championship game. Against St. Lawrence, she scored a goal and registered an assist. In addition, she had seven game scoring streaks twice during the season. For her efforts, Parsons earned several accolades. She was ECAC Rookie of the Year and first team all-league. Her teammates voted her the Big Green Rookie of the Year.
During her senior season, Sarah Parsons played with a leg injury, but managed to appeared in 30 games. Despite the injury, Parsons scored a career high in goals with 17. Added to her 15 assists, she finished the season with 32 points, respectively. Of her 17 goals, eight were scored on the power play, ranking second overall on the Big Green. Dating back to the previous season, Parsons entered the season with a 12 game scoring streak. In her second game of the 08-09 season, her streak was snapped against the St. Lawrence Skating Saints. On January 31, 2009, she became the 29th Dartmouth player to notch 100 career points.
Awards and honors
- All-ISL 2002-2005
- ISL’s most valuable player from 2002–2005
- Prep school athlete of the year (awarded by the Boston Globe)
- Winner of the Noble Shield Award given to the most respected athlete at her school
- Awarded the John Carlton Memorial Award by the Boston Bruins
- Big Green Rookie of the Year (2007)
- ECAC Rookie of the Year (2007)
- ECAC first team all-league (2007)
- ECAC Scoring Leader among rookies (2007)
- ECAC Hockey Tournament's Most Outstanding Player (2009)
- Meet the new Team USA, by Richard O'Brien, p.E6, The Record:Kitchener, Cambridge, Waterloo, Saturday, November 4, 2006