2007 - Sophomore: Appeared in one match and played eight minutes.
2006 - Freshman: Played in five matches with one start Assisted on the game-winning goal in the season-opener against South Carolina Started against Missouri Also saw action against Texas A&M, Syracuse and Utah before being sidelined with a stress fracture in her leg.
High School/Club: Member of the Region II ODP pool in 2005 Led the Illinois state ODP team to Nationals three straight years from 2003-05, including a fourth-place finish in 2004 Member of Illinois state ODP team from 2003-05 Named All-State as a forward for Hinsdale Central in 2005 Also earned Daily Herald All-State, All-Area and All-West Suburban Silver honors in 2005 Three-time All-Area and All-West Suburban Silver selection.
Personal: Born Jan. 13, 1988 Daughter of Fred and Kathy Pickard Has an older sister, Megan, and a younger brother, Fritz Named to the Dean's List and Honor Roll at Hinsdale Central, as well as the J Kyle Braid Majoring in speech communication Plans to be an interior designer or advertiser.
Getting to Know Emily: Nicknames: Pick, Em, Pickard Favorite Athlete: Michelle Akers Favorite Team: Chicago White Sox Favorite Movies: Mean Girls, Crash Favorite Movie Quote: "When in Rome..." - Anchorman Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby Biggest Sports Thrill: Scoring a game-winning goal Pregame Superstition: Fixing my socks.
Coach Rayfield on Pickard: "Emily continues to develop the ball possession composure to complement her defensive intensity and tacking ability. With defensive openings due to graduation, Emily will look to demonstrate those abilities on both sides of the ball and mount a challenge for time as an outside back."
PICKARD'S CAREER STATISTICS