Niejia

Watkins

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Defender
Height: 5'4"
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
High School: Lake Howell
Club: Florida Kraze Krush
Major: Textiles, Merch., and Fashion

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018)

2018 (Redshirt Freshman)
Niejia Watkins played in 15 games for a total of 257 minutes in 2018. Watkins played a season-high 39 minutes at Baylor on Sept. 2 and registered her lone shot on goal of the season during the match. On five occasions, she played 25 or more minutes in an individual match. NU went 9-7-5 overall and posted a 5-3-3 mark in Big Ten play to tie for fifth in the conference.

2017 (Redshirt)
Watkins redshirted during her first year at Nebraska. The Huskers went 9-5-5 overall.

High School
Watkins attended Lake Howell High School in Orlando, Fla., where she earned Defensive MVP honors three times (2014, 2015, 2017). Watkins earned first-team all-conference accolades in her final season after claiming second-team all-conference honors in 2015. She also captured the Sportsmanship Award in 2016. An honor roll student, Watkins also competed for the track and field team at Lake Howell.

Other Information
Watkins played club soccer for Florida Kraze Krush under Coach Hue Menzies, where she earned Most Improved Player. The team finished second at the State Cup in 2015 and took third in 2016.

Personal Information
Niejia is the daughter of Bianca Menezes, Shawn Watkins and Chris Lee, and was born on Dec. 19, 1998. She has one sister, Taylor Lee, and one brother, Luke Lee. Niejia is majoring in textiles, merchandising and fashion design and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2017. She was a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2018.

Watkins on Nebraska
“It has what most schools do not offer: a family environment. The support that the town gives to the students is unbelievable, and I cannot wait to be a part of it. Also, the soccer program and coaches will allow me to get better at something that I love to do.”

Watkins's Career Statistics

Year

GP-GS

Shots

SOG

Goals

Assists

Points

2017

Redshirt

2018

15-0

1 1 0 0 0

Totals

15-0

1

1

0

0

0

Watkins's Career Highs
Points
- None
Goals - None
Assists - None

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