UC SANTA BARBARA
After a junior season marred by injury, Bickford is expected to be back at full strength this year...One of the Gauchos' more athletic players, Bickford will be called upon as a playmaker on the front line...Projected to start at forward for UCSB.
After a breakthrough sophomore season, Bickford struggled with an injury to her knee throughout much of her junior campaign, appearing in only seven games after playing in all of the Gauchos' 2004 contests ... Started in four...Recorded her lone point of the year on an assist in UCSB's 3-0 win at UC Irvine.
As a sophomore, Bickford ranked second on the team in total points with 16...She led the team with 10 assists, and she also tallied a trio of goals...Had a season-high three assists in an 8-2 win over visiting UNC Charlotte...Bickford also assisted on both goals in UCSB's 2-1 win at UCRiverside...Had one assist in five other games...She tallied a goal and an
assist in Santa Barbara's 4-2 win over Cal State Northridge in the first
round of the Big West Tournament...Bickford's first collegiate goal came early in the season against eventual NCAA runner-up, UCLA...Her other goal was scored in a 3-0 win over visiting Arizona State...Although Bickford ranked second on the team in scoring and first in assists, she started just four of the team's 21 matches...She did, however, play in all 21 contests.
Although listed as a forward and defender, Bickford played the vast majority of her time as a defender in 2003...Played in 15 matches and started five as a freshman...Started the final five matches of the season...Had two assists for a total of two points on the year...One of her assists came on a goal that sent a match against nationally-ranked Pepperdine into overtime...Did not attempt a shot on the season.
Bickford competed for Na' Kalohe Soccer Club for five years...She played
exclusively forward at the club level and was her team's leading
scorer...Attended King Kekaulike High School where she set a school record and league record for career goals...She led King Kekaulike in assists as a
freshman and sophomore and in goals as a junior and senior...Tallied 35 goals her senior season, a figure which not only led her team but also the Maui Interscholastic League...Bickford was First Team All-Maui Interscholastic
League following her junior and senior campaigns...Also named second team
all-league and honorable mention all-league as a sophomore and freshman
respectively...She helped lead her team to a second-place finish in the Maui
Interscholastic League and a Hawaii State Consolation Championship.
Born July 4, 1985 in Maui, Hawaii...Her first name is actually
Chandrika...Majoring in psychology...Bickford was an accomplished high school track & field and cross country athlete as well as soccer...She was the Hawaii State Champion in the long jump and triple jump...Also was part of the state champions 4x400 meter relay foursome and she finished third in the 200 meters...Bickford finished second in the state in cross country and she was chosen Cross Country Runner of the Year in Hawaii...Member of the National Honor Society...She is the daughter of Danelle Pharisien and James Bickford.