|HOMETOWN||Lakewood Ranch, Fla.|
|PREVIOUS SCHOOL||Lakewood Ranch HS|
As a Freshman (2012)
Played in five games a freshman … made her program debut in the season opener against Lynn (Aug. 17) … saw game action against USC Upstate (Sept. 21) … played in the 2-0 victory over Lipscomb (Sept. 28) … saw playing time in the 6-0 win over Northern Kentucky (Sept. 30) … saw game action at North Florida (Oct. 5) … helped FGCU to its second-straight A-Sun Tournament Title.
was a starting center back for coach Marcelo Carrera at IMG Academies …helped the team to a first place finish in the CDL … also served as team captain for two seasons with FC Sarasota … named Defensive Player of the Year for IMG Academies … played all four seasons at defender at Lakewood Ranch.
Alexandra “Alex” Cardenas was born on September 16, 1993 … daughter of Carlos and Cristina Cardenas … has four siblings, Juliana (17), Gabriela (15), Nicolas (13), Lucas (6) … favorite athlete is Tobin Heath … chose FGCU because it has a great soccer team with welcoming coaches as well as players and the campus was beautiful … is a member of the National Honor Society, a junior leadership manatee alumni, on the Dean’s list during her senior year and was dual enrollment at the State College of Florida …intends to major in Health Sciences at FGCU.