Nikki has been playing volleyball for 11 years starting at Vista Murrieta where she was a tri athlete playing softball, volleyball and wrestling breaking records as the first female to win a wrestle off to compete in a male dominated sport at Vista. As a “military brat” she moved around and played at several high schools and continued to obtain a spot on varsity. During her junior year at Newsome the team made it to the final four, setting the record for the recently new school.
Nikki received a scholarship to play at St Leo University in the Sunshine State Conference under Sam Cibrone and Carlos Ramos, pursuing a degree in criminal Justice. Nikki later moved back to California and continued to coach at Coast VBC at all levels and La Costa Canyon under JJ van Neil, current USC college coach.
She has been coaching for 8 years and loves all aspects of the game. She continues to play beach volleyball but also like to spend her time rooting for the UTES where her younger sister plays.
In 2018/2019 season Nikki head coached the 14 National team and the 12 Elite team. She also helps lead the Forza1 Beach program.