Nikki Phillips

Nikki-Phillips_2014Nikki Phillips
Position:
Defense
Height:
5′ 7″
Born:
May 23, 1987
College:
University of Virginia
Pronunciation:
FILL-ips
Twitter: @Krz23

Phillips was a selected by Seattle Reign FC in the 2013 NWSL Supplemental Draft, but chose to not play in the league’s inaugural season. FC Kansas City acquired her rights July 1 in a trade for forward Renae Cuellar. Most recently she has appeared with earned her first cap with the Poland Women’s National Team

After college, Phillips was drafted by the Chicago Red Stars in the second round of the 2009 Women’s Professional Soccer League Draft. Following that season with the Red Stars, she moved to the Philadelphia Independence through the 2010 WPS Expansion Draft. Phillips appeared in 41 games for the Independence. Two games in to the 2011 season, she was named team captain and went on to be nominated for WPS Defender of the Year.

Phillips played soccer at the University of Virginia from 2005-2008. She made herself known immediately as a freshman, starting all 25 matches for the Cavaliers. By the time she finished her college career with Virginia, she had been nominated for various awards. Her role on the backline was essential in accumulating 15 shutouts her junior year