U.S. National Teams: One of the world’s best one-on-one defenders at this age level, she has been a consistent pacey presence on the flank for the USA …Represented the U.S. at the 2018 Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship in Trinidad and Tobago, playing the full 90 minutes in four of five games to help the USA earn its World Cup berth … Started 14 of the U-20s’ 15 international games this year before the World Cup … Started all three games for the USA at both the La Manga tournament and Tournoi Maurice Revello Sud Ladies Cup … Spent time with the U-20 WNT in the last cycle, playing at the 2015 Concacaf Women’s U-20 Championship … Has earned 16 caps with the U-20s heading into the World Cup … A key member of the USA’s team at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan, starting all three games … Scored and added an assist in the U-17s’ opening 6-1 victory over Paraguay in Jordan … Part of the U.S. team at the 2016 Concacaf Women’s U-17 Championship in Grenada, she was injured during the tournament and played in just two matches … Started both games and picked up two assists as the USA won the regional title and earned a berth to the 2016 U-17 WWC … Finished her U-17 career with 16 caps and one goal … Has come up through the U.S. Youth National Team system, playing for the U-14s and the U-15s in 2013 … Earned her first YNT call-up with the U-14s in May 2013.
College/High School: Appeared in all 25 games as Stanford’s first-choice right back in her freshman campaign, helping the Cardinal to the NCAA Championship … Earned All-Pac-12 Freshman Team honors … Finished the season with one goal and four assists, scoring against USC to help Stanford clinch the conference title … Played a key role in Stanford’s run of 788 minutes without a goal allowed … Attended Dos Pueblos High School … Named Most Valuable Player and Best Offensive Player in 2017 … Took home high school All-American honors in 2016 for the Chargers … All-CIF in 2015 … Named to the All-City Girls’ Soccer Team in 2014-15 and was the Defense MVP of the Channel League … Also competed in track and field as a freshman and sophomore.
Club: Played U-13 to U-18 with Eagles SC ... Played U-10 through U-12 for Santa Barbara Soccer Club.
Personal: Full name is Kiara Shaelene Pickett … Goes by Kiki … Likes to sing and dance, dances with the DV8 Dance Crew at Stanford … Plays the piano … Loves spending time with her family and watching movies, especially the Kung Fu Panda series … Three words that describe her off the field: “nice, curious and observant” … Three words that describe her on the field: “aggressive, determined and smart” … Her motto is: “Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you’ll still be amongst the stars” … Best present she ever received was an elephant blanket … Favorite class is Social Psychology … Says that she loves school and it keeps her busy … Craziest ambition is to go to Thailand to visit an elephant sanctuary … Favorite food is shrimp, favorite snacks are granola bars … Favorite men’s soccer player is Ronaldinho … Best part about being a soccer player is “being a part of the culture” … Favorite TV show is Brain Games … Her fondest soccer memory was being surprised by her family at one of her games … Favorite musical artist is Alicia Keys … Favorite dessert is ice cream.