Hawkeyes look to overcome early adversity
Hawkeyes and Blue Demons square off at 4 p.m. (CT)
UI senior played for the Toronto Lady Lynx
Iowa made its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament last season
Lacasse, Pickert selected 2nd team all-region; Melin a 3rd-team all-region selection
The Iowa Hawkeyes face the Butler Bulldogs
NCAA Tournament Nov. 15, 2013 South Bend, Ind.
B1G Tournament Final Nov. 10, 2013 Champaign, Ill.
Nov. 8, 2013 Champaign, Ill.
Nov. 6, 2013 Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinals Iowa City, Iowa
2013 as a Junior... Second-team All-Big Ten selection... second-team NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region selection... started 23 matches, logging 1,991 minutes... led team in goals (seven), penalty kick goals (three) while tying for team lead in game-winning goals (three)... ranked second on team in points (18) and third in assists (4)... tallied her first career two-goal game -- including the game-winner -- in a 3-1 triumph over Western Michigan... had a pair of assists in Iowa's 3-1 victory over Iowa State... scored game-winners in a 2-1 road win at Indiana and in Iowa's 1-0 victory over No. 20 Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals...named to the Big Ten All-Tournament team... scored Iowa's lone goal in the 4-1 NCAA Tournament loss at Notre Dame... named to the all-tournament team at the Pacific Soccer Classic... 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... 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... letterwinner.
2012 as a Sophomore... Started every match at right-center defensive back, logging 1,812 minutes... winner of team's Defensive Player of the Year award... one of four players in program history to win team's Defensive Player of the Year award in back-to-back seasons... led 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)... ranked fifth on the team in points... tallied seven points from one goal and five assists... scored goal on a free-kick against Valparaiso... tallied an assist against Army, LIU-Brooklyn, Saint Louis, Indiana, and Purdue... scored a point in five consecutive matches... anchored defense that ranked third in the Big Ten in goals allowed (19) and goals against average (0.87)... part of team that earned second most wins in a season in program history... Academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner.
2011 as a Freshman... Started every game of the season (20) as a defender... fired eight shots, including two on goal... named the team's Most Valuable Defensive Player... part of an Iowa defense that allowed an all-time low 17 goals... member of team that set or equaled nine school records... letterwinner.
High School... Three-time all-state selection... team captain as a seniorn... Michigan Dream Team selection as a junior... recorded 14 shutouts during sophomore season... member of the district champions during sophomore season... competed on and was team captain of the Michigan Hawks club team for seven years... played on the national and international level with ODP U17 and U18 teams... four-year letterwinner in basketball... earned scholar athlete recognition her freshman, sophomore and junior years.
Personal... Born July 16, 1993... daughter of Keith and Mary Pickert... uncle, Joe Pickert, played football at UCLA... has four siblings, Emilie, Nathan, Douglas and Brandon... high school coaches were George Tomasso and Janine Reddy... club teams were coached by Adil Salmoni, Tim Ernst and Doug Landefeld... majoring in health and human physiology.