A talented athlete with great knowledge of the game, Pickens earned a starting position at defense as a freshman ... Played in six games for the Bears last year ... Very consistent and solid in her tackling abilities ... Deceptive with the ball and an intelligent player with excellent field vision ... Enters her senior season with 2-1-5 totals in 37 games ... Before Brown: A four-year varsity standout on the field hockey and lacrosse teams at Springfield Township High School ... Co-captained the 1999 field hockey squad and led the team to District I Championship ... Won the league championship in 1998 ... Pickens earned First Team All-Area and First Team All-League honors for her efforts as a senior ... Selected to the United Airlines Philadelphia Fury Summer League Team - Summer 2000 ... USFHA Futures Program participant 1994-2000 ... USFHA National Futures Tournament selection in 1997 ... Competed in the 1997 Junior Olympics and won a bronze medal ... 1999 Keystone State Games bronze medalist ... Recipient of Scholar Athlete Award in 1998 and 1999 ... A volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and peer helper at her high school ... Personal: Daughter of Ina Lipman and Dan Pickens ... Concentrating in Business Economics.