2008 (Junior): Saw action in 16 matches, making eight starts ... Battled injuries throughout the year ... Netted a goal in UH's 3-1 win over Sam Houston ... Added an assist against the Bearkats ... Recorded another assist in a 3-2 win over UTEP ... Tallied 19 shots, including a high of five against Rice in the season finale.
2007 (Freshman): Appeared in 13 games, earning 12 starts ... Tied for second on the team in goals scored ... Scored her first career collegiate goal at Louisiana Lafayette to help lead Houston to a 2-1 victory ... Ripped 19 shots in her first season at Houston.
Prior To Houston: Spent two seasons at Arizona State, tallying one assist in 20 matches played ... Also earned five starts.
National Teams: Was a member of both the Mexican senior and youth national teams ... Traveled with the senior national team to the 2004 Algarve Cup in Portugal ... Also played with the senior national team during a CONCACAF tournament in Canada during 2004 ... Saw action in her first game with the senior national team in a match against USA during Mia Hamm's nationally televised farewell game on ESPN ... Also competed with the Mexican U-20 side at the 2006 World Championships.
High School: A 2005 graduate of North Mesquite High School ... Was named a 2005 Top 100 U.S. high school recruit by Soccer Buzz magazine ... A four-year letterwinner in soccer ... Was voted to the All-District First-Team on four occasions ... Was the 2001-2002 5A District 12 MVP, as voted on by head coaches, after leading North Mesquite to a 23-5 record and scoring 21 goals ... Also won the 2001-2002 Garland Invitational MVP ... Scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 shutout over rival school Tyler Lee in the 2002 Texas 5A Regional playoffs ... Finished second in the district with 26 goals during the 2003-2004 season after leading her team to a 19-3 record ... Was named the 2004 Alamo Cup tournament MVP in 2004 ... Was named to the `Girl Athletes to Watch' list by the Dallas Morning News in 2004-2005 ... Was named a team captain for the 2004 season ... Was named First Team All-Region, First Team All-State, and Second Team All-Metro ... Played for the Sting `87 club team, which won its regional tournament four times and earned a third-place finish in the national tournament on three occasions.
Personal: Born October 7, 1986 in Mesquite, Texas ... Full name is Christine Yvette Nieva ... Daughter of Chris and Mary Nieva ... Has an older brother, Alonzo ... Majoring in kinesiology ... Enjoys playing the acoustic guitar.