Other Position F/MF
Height: 5'5"
Year: Freshman
City/State: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: Pius X
Club: CSA Victory
Club Coach: Scott Sheffield
Experience: High School


Awards & Honors

  • Puerto Rican National Team (2010)
  • First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Five-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2007, 2008, 2010; Spring 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

2010 (Junior)
Alexa Cardona was one of NU’s most reliable reserves in 2010, completing her four-year career by appearing in 20 games and starting four. Cardona’s final season was highlighted with the first goal in Nebraska’s 4-2 comeback win over Missouri on Oct. 10. After suffering an injury earlier in her career, the goal was Cardona’s first since the 2007 season.

Cardona earned three starts in the non-conference season - all Husker wins - while also starting NU’s league contest at Oklahoma on Oct. 14. She attempted 12 shots on the season, including six on target.

2009 (Sophomore)
Cardona returned to the field during the 2009 season and saw action in 11 games, helping the Huskers to an 8-1-2 record in those matches. She was part of Nebraska's Big 12-leading assist total (54) last fall, notching two of her own in back-to-back victories over Akron and South Dakota on Sept. 13 and Sept. 18. Cardona also attempted four shots, including one on goal at Texas Tech.

Her sophomore year was cut short when she missed the last six games with a dislocated knee cap.

2008 (Redshirt)
Cardona redshirted 2008, after suffering a foot injury before the season started.

2007 (Freshman)
Cardona saw time in all 19 contests for Nebraska in 2007, finishing fourth on the team with seven points on two goals and three assists in her freshman campaign.

Cardona made her skills apparent early in the season when she notched her first career goal in a season-opening 1-0 Nebraska win over Northwestern. Cardona capitalized on a Wildcat miscue by stealing the ball and using her quickness to outrun the opponent down the sideline and score. Five more shots in the following three games earned Cardona her first career start against the Tennessee Volunteers on Sept. 14.

In the Huskers' 5-1 win over Saint Louis on Sept. 21, Cardona notched another career first with an assist on a Julie Berkshire goal in the 38th minute. Cardona added another assist in a 4-0 NU win over Lamar on Oct. 12, a game in which she totaled five shots, putting three on goal.

Cardona's breakout came in the last game of the season. She tallied a career-high six shots, including three on goal, to score a goal and earn an assist. Cardona's efforts led NU to a 2-2 tie with Iowa State, as she scored the first and last goals of the season for the Huskers. She finished the season tied for the team lead in assists after putting 14 shots on goal and taking 30 shots in three starts.

High School
A four-year letterwinner for Pius X, Cardona was a member of back-to-back Class B state champion teams in 2004 and 2005 with former Husker Carly Peetz. Cardona went on to help the Thunderbolts to a runner-up finish in 2006.

Cardona also tallied a plethora of individual honors, including first-team Super-State, first-team Class B and first-team all-state honors in both 2006 and 2007. The 2007 Pius X captain, Cardona worked her way into the Thunderbolt record books in several categories, including school records for career goals (88), career points (208) and single-game goals (5).

Other Information
Cardona spent her club career with the Lincoln United Victory under Coach Scott Sheffield. A team captain for the Victory, Cardona helped her team to State Cup championships from 2003 to 2005 and state runner-up finishes in 2006 and 2007. Cardona also played four seasons for the Olympic Development Program state team and was a 2006 ODP Pool holdover.

Personal Information
Alexa is the daughter of Rene and Maria Cardona and has two brothers, Rene and Julian, who plays at Butler University. Alexa was born Jan. 12, 1989, in Atlanta, Ga. She is a business administration major.

Worth Noting
Cardona is one of three Lincoln natives on the 2010 Nebraska roster.

Cardona's Career Statistics









2007 19-3 30 14 2 3 7
2008 Redshirt (Injury)          
2009 11-0 4 1 0 2 2
2010 20-4 12 6 1 0 2








Cardona's Career Highs
3 vs. Iowa State (11/2/07)
Goals-1 three times, last vs. Missouri (10/10/10)
Assists-1 five times, last vs. South Dakota (9/18/09)


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