Victoria Pickett – 2015 – Athlete of the Year

Victoria Pickett moved to Barrie when she was four years old and started playing house league soccer. She continued to develop her skills with the Barrie Soccer Club and St Pete’s Panthers. At the age of 15 years old, she made her entrance into the Canadian youth program. At the 2012 Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), Women’s Under 17 Championships, in Guatemala, Pickett helped Canada win a silver medal. This allowed Canada to compete in the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Azerbaijan. She was also with Canada’s team that finished sixth at the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada.


Highlights of her 2015 season are:

  • Competed with Canada’s team in the Pan American Games in Toronto. They finished out of the medals with 2-1 loss in the bronze medal game.
  • Won a silver medal with Canada at the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship in Honduras. This win qualified the team for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua, New Guinea.
  • Signed with the University of Wisconsin women’s soccer team.
  • She appeared in all Wisconsin games, receiving the following recognitions :
    • Selected Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2015)
    • Named to the All-Big Ten Freshman First Team (2015)
    • Named to the All-Big Ten Second-Team (2015)
    • NSCAA NCAA Division 1 All-Great Lakes Third Team (2015)


Victoria Pickett has also participated in local basketball, volleyball and hockey.

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