Lia Baldo (pronounced LEE-uh BALL-doe) prepped at Loyola Academy College Prep under Coach Craig Snower. She recorded 15 goals and 27 assists in her first two years at Loyola with her team earning Catholic Cup, GCAC and Pepsi Showdown titles in 2011 and 2012. Baldo claimed all-conference accolades as a freshman and earned National Honor Society status in the classroom.
During the club season, Baldo played for Sockers FC Chicago under coaches Ahmed Gad and David Richardson. She was part of a Sockers FC squad which claimed the state cup title three times.
Lia is the daughter of Giuseppe Baldo and Francine Bazos and was born on April 15, 1996. She has two sisters, Athena and Gabriella, as well as two brothers, Alfonso and Demetrio. Baldo is currently undecided on a major at Nebraska.
Baldo on Nebraska
“It will challenge me and guide me to be a better athlete and student. Nebraska will be my foundation of my future, giving me the ability to pursue all my goals.”