Honors & Awards
- No. 27 Player in Nation (Full Court Press, 2014)
- No. 55 Player in Nation (ESPN HoopGurlz, 2014)
- No. 6 Point Guard in Nation (Full Court Press, 2014)
- No. 12 Point Guard in Nation (ESPN HoopGurlz, 2014)
- First-Team All-State Division II (Cal-Hi Sports, 2013)
- Third-Team All-State Division II (Cal-Hi Sports, 2012)
- East Bay Athletic League MVP (2013)
- Three-Time First-Team All-EBAL (2011, 2012, 2013)
Natalie Romeo brings a floor general’s mentality and tremendous ball-handling skills to the Nebraska program. The 5-7 point guard from Carondelet High School in California is ranked as high as No. 27 and among the top 50 nationally by several major recruiting services. She is listed No. 55 overall as the No. 12 point guard in the ESPN HoopGurlz Top 100.
Romeo played for one of the nation's top club programs, the Cal Stars Elite, for the past five years. Starting at point guard and leading the team to a 2013 national runner-up finish.
As a junior at Carondelet High School in the Bay Area of California, Romeo averaged 21.4 points, 6.7 assists and 6.3 steals per game as a junior.
“We absolutely love her toughness and passing ability. Natalie is a floor leader who scores, sets others up to score, and brings energy and intensity every time she steps on the court," Nebraska Coach Connie Yori said. "She likes to push the tempo and she is an aggressive defender. She is a really good fit for our offense and our style of play.”
Romeo is one of the nation's top point guards coming out of Carondelet High School in California. As a junior, Romeo averaged 21.4 points, 6.7 assists and 6.3 steals per game to help the Cougars to the North Coast Section Division II title for the third consecutive season. Along the way, she earned East Bay Athletic League MVP honors in 2012-13, helping Carondelet to a top 20 national ranking as a team for Coach Margaret Gartner.
Romeo enters her senior season at Carondelet with 1,541 points, 393 rebounds, 499 assists and 444 steals in her career.
During her sophomore season in 2011-12, Romeo averaged 16.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 6.0 steals per game, guiding Carondelet to EBAL and North Coast titles. The Cougars also advanced to the California state semifinals. Carondelet was ranked among the top 20 teams nationally in 2011-12, after producing a 27-4 overall record. She was named to the MVP of the Holiday Classic and was an all-tournament selection at the Trojan Shootout. She was also a first-team All-EBAL selection.
As a freshman in 2010-11, Romeo led Carondelet to EBAL and North Coast championships, while finishing as runner-up in the California state championships. Carondelet also finished No. 43 nationally. Romeo averaged 12.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 5.0 steals per game. She also was the only freshman named first-team All-EBAL, while guiding the Cougars to a 28-5 overall record.
Romeo has been a starter for one of the premier club programs in the nation, the Cal Stars Elite, since she was an eighth grader. She was coached by Kelly Sopak with the Cal Stars Elite.
Natalie is the daughter of Vince and Maria Romeo, was born in Walnut Creek, Calif. She has an older sister, Camille, and a younger brother, Vinnie. Natalie plans to major in graphic design at Nebraska. She chose Nebraska over Boston College, Oregon State, Utah and Arizona.
"I chose Nebraska because I loved the coaches and the team," Romeo said. "Everyone was so nice. I loved the campus, and it is a great fit for me."