Lacasse and Pickert Earn Preseason Honors


Aug. 12, 2014


IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa women’s soccer seniors Cloe Lacasse and Melanie Pickert were named to College Sports Madness’ 2014 preseason All-Big Ten team.


The duo headlines a first-team that features players from eight Big Ten schools, including Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State, and Wisconsin.

Starting all 23 matches last season, Lacasse led the Hawkeyes in points (19) and assists (seven), while ranking second in goals (six) and shots (72). The Sudbury, Ontario, native was named to the Big Ten All-Tournament team and was a second-team All-Big Ten selection.

Pickert was also a second-team All-Big Ten honoree in 2013. The Canton, Michigan, native started all 23 matches, leading the team in goals (seven), penalty kick goals (three), and tied for the team lead in game-winning goals (three). The defender also ranked second on the team in points (18) and third in assists (four).

The Hawkeyes are scheduled to open up the season with an exhibition matchup at DePaul on Thursday, August 14, beginning at 4 p.m. (CT).

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