Soccer Adds Washington To Staff

Aug. 1, 2015

FORT WORTH – Three-time All-American and National Team member Nikki Washington returns to her Texas roots as she joins the TCU women’s soccer staff as the director of operations.

“We are very excited to have Nikki on our staff,” raved head coach Eric Bell. “She brings a wealth of high-level playing experience both at the collegiate level and on the youth national teams as well as her professional playing experience. She’s a fantastic player with wonderful ideas about stuff on and off the field. We are very happy to have her.”

A decorated star of the North Carolina Tar Heels soccer program, Washington brings a wealth of knowledge to the soccer staff. She will take on a majority of the administrative duties as well as assisting the coaching staff.

In her tenure at UNC, Washington helped lead the Tar Heels to a trio of National Championships in 2006, 2008 and 2009. She was named the 2007 ACC Women’s Soccer Player of the Year in addition to being named an All-American in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Along with starring at UNC, the Mesquite native brings nine years of National Team experience to the program. Her first stint with the team came in 2004 as a member of the U-16 team. She also made appearances on the U-17, U-20 and U-23 teams in addition to being a full-team pool player. She captained the U-20 World Cup Championship team in 2008 as well as competing on the U-20 Pan Am Games silver medal winning squad.

Upon graduation from North Carolina, Washington played professionally for five years in the WPS League (2010-2012) and the NWSL (2013-15).

Washington graduated with a B.A. in communications studies in May of 2011.



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