Honors & Awards

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2022, 2023)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2021, 2022, 2023; Spring 2022)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2022, 2023)

2023 (Sophomore)
Cece Villa played in four games at goal and combined for four shutouts. Villa tallied two saves on the season and saw 40 minutes of action in total. She recorded a save in the Huskers’ wins over Kansas State on Sept. 3 and UC Irvine on Nov. 19.

2022 (Redshirt Freshman)
Villa did not play for the Huskers in the 2022 season.

2021 (Redshirt)
Villa did not play for the Huskers in 2021.

High School
Villa attended Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines, Iowa, where she posted 73 saves and allowed eight goals as a freshman in 2018 for Coach John Pearson. As a sophomore in 2018, she stopped 94 shots, while allowing 11 goals and helped the Maroons to a third-place finish at the state tournament. Villa's junior season was canceled due to COVID-19. 

Other Information
During the club season, Villa trained under Coach Deb Grief of GPS Iowa. A three-time team captain, Villa led the team to a second-place finish at the 2016 state tournament. She also has participated in the Iowa Olympic Development Program. In the classroom, Villa was named to the Presidential honor roll four times, was a member of the National Honor Society and part of the National Council of Youth Leadership.

Personal Information
Cece is the daughter of Michael and Joyce Villa and was born on Oct. 1, 2002. Cece has two siblings, Augustine and Kaliana. Cece is majoring in nutrition and health sciences and is a three-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection.

Villa on Nebraska
"After visiting the campus and going to a few individual camps, I knew the soccer program, the coaches and the school were what was best for me. It was my goal to come to Nebraska to play soccer and study athletic training after my first camp in 10th grade. I am so happy my dream could come true."