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Coach Nikki is a club alumni playing for the highly successful HFC 85G and TSC 84G teams. Nikki then went on to a successful collegiate career with the University of Nebraska. Nikki’s enthusiasm, experience and passion for the game has helped her become a top emerging youth coach in the area.
Honors and Awards
First-Team All-Central Region (2004)
All-Big 12 Newcomer Team (2002)
Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (2004: 10/12)
Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Spring 2004)
U.S. Under-21 National Team
Nikki Baker’s senior campaign got off to a hot start as she recorded a goal in each of her first two games. She followed that up with three assists in the next three games. Baker was a solid part of a potent Husker offense that outscored their opponents 45-29 in the 2005 season. Baker finished her career with 10 game-winning goals, putting her fifth on the career list for that category.
Baker was also invited to train with the U.S. Under-21 National Team in May.
The Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year, Baker led Bixby High School to the state semifinals as a senior. At the forward position, Baker knocked in 40 goals in 18 games as a junior to lead her team. She was named to the Oklahoma all-state team and was honored as the Bixby Offensive Player of the Year during her senior season. Baker received four letters in soccer and one in track and field. She also received an academic letter for her classroom accomplishments.
Baker was one of three Husker freshmen in 2002 to be named Gatorade State Player of the Year for their respective states, joining Katie Bunkers (South Dakota) and Amber Richardson (Nebraska).
Baker helped the Hurricane Futball Club capture six state championships in the club ranks. The Hurricanes not only compiled state championships, but were also crowned the USA Cup Champions. In the summer of 2002, Baker played for the Oklahoma Outrage and the Olympic Development Program Region III traveling team. Baker also participated in the U.S. Under-21 National Team camp in the spring of 2005.