Former Hawkeye will play for AFC Ajax in Holland
2 UI student-athletes post unblemished 4.0 grade point averages
Lacasse, Pickert selected 2nd team all-region; Melin a 3rd-team all-region selection
The match will begin at 6 p.m. (CT) Friday at Alumni Stadium in South Bend
Iowa will play in South Bend, Ind., at 6 p.m. (CT) Friday
NCAA Tournament Nov. 15, 2013 South Bend, Ind.
Nov. 11, 2013 Feller Club Room Carver-Hawkeye Arena
B1G Tournament Final Nov. 10, 2013 Champaign, Ill.
Nov. 8, 2013 Champaign, Ill.
Nov. 6, 2013 Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinals Iowa City, Iowa
Hawk Item -- Started all 82 games of her Iowa career... finished her career with 14 goals, six assists and 34 points.
2013 as a Senior... Team co-captain... second-team All-Big Ten honoree... third-team NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region selection... started all 23 matches, logging 2,094 minutes... scored four goals on 44 shots and tallied a pair of assists... netted game-winning goals in victories over Pacific and Saint Louis... ranked fourth on team in shots (44)... key cog in an Iowa defense that ranked second in the Big Ten in shutouts (10) and fourth in goals against average (1.07) in Big Ten... the 10 shutouts tied an Iowa record... named to the all-tournament team at the Pacific Soccer Classic... member of an Iowa team that posted a school-record 15 victories, advanced to its first Big Ten Tournament championship game and earned the program's first NCAA Tournament appearance... Academic All-Big Ten... named to the NSCAA Scholar All-North/Central Region first-team... letterwinner.
2012 as a Junior... Started 19 matches as a defensive midfielder, logging 1,571 minutes... scored goals against Illinois and Purdue... finished with four points from two goals... ranked fourth on team in shots (31)... tallied a season-high eight shots against Penn State... played every minute in all but one Big Ten match... anchored defense that set the program record for shutouts in a season (10) and tied the record for fewest goals allowed in a regular season (17)... part of team that earned second most wins in a season in program history... Academic All-Big Ten... named to UI Dean's List... letterwinner.
2011 as Sophomore... Started all 20 games of the season as a midfielder... tied for third on team scoring with 13 points... named team's Most Valuable Player... recorded five goals during the season, including game-winning goals against DePaul (Aug. 19) and Ohio State (Oct. 14)... led Iowa to its first win over the Buckeyes since 2007... part of team that set or equaled nine school records... Academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner.
2010 as a Freshman... Started every game of the season... tied for fifth on the team in points (7)... found the net with a header against Loyola-Chicago (Sept. 3) for her first career goal... scored three times during the season... assisted Ashley Catrell's goal in win over Iowa State (Sept. 17)... named the team's Newcomer of the Year by her teammates and coaches... letterwinner.
High School... Named the Verona High School soccer team's most valuable attacker three times... first player in school history to be named team captain three consecutive years... two-time all-state selection... member of the VHS team that won the 2010 Girl's State Soccer Championships, the first state championship in the school's history for any sport... named the Wisconsin Girl's Gatorade Player of the Year... voted the Player of the Year by the Wisconsin Coaches Association... Played for the Madison 76's club team from 2002-09... was a three-year letterwinner on the basketball team that advanced to the state tournament twice.
Personal... Born Feb. 18, 1992... daughter of Tim and Liz Melin... has two sisters, Claire and Kate... member of the National Honor Society... high school coach was Matt Heilman... elementary education major.