(2005 - Freshman): Called upon to start in her first collegiate game after an injury to the Rebels' starting goalkeeper, she played impressively throughout her freshman season ... started the first 13 games on the year, and allowed just 10 goals while posting a 0.81 GAA in 1,105 minutes of action, which ranks as the third-best season GAA in UNLV history ... collected 55 saves, and finished with two solo and three shared shutouts.
High School: Three-sport star in soccer, volleyball, and track, and was named Alta Loma High School Female Athlete of the Year as a senior ... helped the soccer team to the CIF Tournament three of her four years, and to three top-three finishes ... four-time all-league selection, and earned CIF Exceptional Achievement Award three years ... was a three-time team MVP and team captain twice ... three-year starter for volleyball, and helped them to three-straight league runner-up finishes ... four-time all-league as a middle blocker/hitter ... also participated in track for four seasons, and was a league finalist in the high jump her senior season.
Club: Played eight years for Arsenal in Alta Loma, Calif. ... helped them to the national semifinals in 2005 on the U-19 Premier team, and also helped them to first place finishes in two tournaments in the summer of 2004, and the U-16 team to three tournament championships in 2003 ... also played volleyball for Club West in 2004, and helped them to the SCVA Regionals and a 17-2 record.
Personal: Ciera Rose Nero ... born on Aug. 17, 1987, in Upland, Calif. ... daughter of Richard and Theresa Nero ... her second cousin, Joe Pizarchik, played for the NY Giants and Philadelphia Eagles in the 1970s ... has two sisters, Anjee (30) and Kristie (26) ... plans to major in kinesiology. and Kristie (25) ... plans to major in kinesiology.
NERO'S CAREER STATISTICS Year G-GS Min Saves GA GAA Sho. W-L-T 2005 13-13 1105:00 55 10 0.81 2 6-4-3