Arianna Romero
2
Defender
  • Houston Dash
  • 5' 3"
  • 07-29-1992
  • Glendale, AZ
  • Nebraska

 

Mexico national team defender selected by the Houston Dash with the seventh pick in the 2014 NWSL Expansion Draft.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Started four games at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Japan, helping Mexico reach the quarterfinals
  • 2013 Big Ten Defender of the Year and second-team NSCAA All-America
  • Led Nebraska to 2013 Big Ten regular season and conference tournament championships

2014 NWSL: Has appeared in 16 games (14 starts) 

INTERNATIONAL: Member of Mexico national team … 2013: Played 90 minutes against United States at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 3 … Played in the Algarve Cup in Portugal in March … Appeared in three of four games, including a start against Wales during group play … 2012: Started all four games at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Japan, helping Mexico reach the quarterfinals of the 16-team tournament

COLLEGE: Appeared in 77 games (77 starts) in four seasons at the University of Nebraska … 2013 Big Ten Defender of the Year … Second-team NSCAA All-America … First-team NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region … Led Nebraska to Big Ten regular season and conference tournament championships … 2013: Named second-team NSCAA All-America and Big Ten Defender of the Year … Led Corn Huskers to Big-Ten regular season and conference tournament championships … Started 22 games and provided one assist … Named 2013 Big Ten Tournament Defender of the Tournament … Big Ten All-Tournament Team … Nebraska reached second round of NCAA tournament before falling to Boston College … 2012: Second-team All-Big Ten … After missing first five games of season due to duty with Mexico U-20 national team, started remaining 15 games for Huskers, registering one assist … 2011: Started all 18 games for Huskers, scoring one goal and adding two assists … Named to Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll … 2010: Started all 21 games as a freshman … Tallied one goal and three assists

PERSONAL: Born in Glendale, Ariz … Goes by "Ari" … Daughter of Jose Romero and Carmen Tellez and has one brother, Cristian … Business Administration major at Nebraska … Held a perfect 4.0 grade point average at Willow Canyon High School in Surprise, Ariz. … Played club soccer with Sereno SC under coach Dave Simeone … Led Sereno 92 Golden Eagles to eight state championships and three Region IV semifinal appearances … Her squad won 13 tournament titles and was a finalist at the Disney College Showcase …. Member of the 2009 Arizona Olympic Development Program team that advanced to the semifinals of the Region IV Championship.