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Nikki Turney
Player Profile:
Nikki Turney 1803337
Position: Defender
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
City/State: Surrey, B.C.
High School: Fraser Heights Secondary
Club: Vancouver Whitecaps
Club Coach: Jesse Symons
Major: English

Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2015, 2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017)

2016 (Junior)
Nikki Turney played in 18 of 22 games and made 11 starts in 2016. She played 966 minutes and took three shots, two of which were on goal. Turney scored her first career goal, which proved to be the game winner, against Saint Louis on Sept. 4. She had the game-winning assist against Michigan State on Sept. 16. Turney played more than 100 minutes against Oregon State and Kansas, helping NU win both games in double overtime. Nebraska's defense recorded 11 shutouts, and went 11-6-5 overall, en route to appearances in the Big Ten Tournament and NCAA Tournament.

2015 (Sophomore)
Turney played in 15 of 17 games and made six starts during the 2015 season. She took two shots, and played a key role for the Husker defense, which earned six shutouts en route to an 8-7-2 mark.

2014 (Freshman)
Turney made six appearances and averaged 40 minutes per outing for the Husker defense in her first year with the program. She earned starts against Big Ten newcomers Rutgers and Maryland, logging 45 minutes against the Scarlet Knights and 70 minutes in NU's overtime triumph over the Terrapins. During the non-conference slate, Turney took two shots on goal.

Club Soccer
Turney competed for Surrey United until she joined the Vancouver Whitecaps in the U-18 Girls Elite Program. She was a captain of the Whitecaps under Coach Jesse Symons. Turney helped the Whitecaps to the 2013 Canada Summer Games Championship and was a key part of the first Canadian team to win the Pacific Coast Soccer League Treble (the PCSL Women's Premier regular-season title, the Challenge Cup and the McAdams Cup contested between clubs from British Columbia, Washington and Oregon). Turney and her teammates claimed the Western Canada Games title with Team BC in 2011. She also played volleyball prior to joining the Whitecaps.

Personal Information
Nikki is the daughter of Steve and Diane Turney and was born on Feb. 16, 1996. She has one sister, Katie, who played soccer at Washington State. Nikki is majoring in English. She is a two-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. She is also a three-time selection to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

Turney on Nebraska
“I knew immediately when I arrived on campus that this was the perfect place for me. The players, facilities, coaching staff and emphasis on academics made my decision very easy.”

Turney's Career Statistics

Year

GP-GS

Shots

SOG

Goals

Assists

Points

2014 6-2 2 2 0 0 0

2015

15-6

2

0

0

0

0

2016

18-11

3

2

1

1

3

Totals

39-19

7

4

1

1

3

Turney's Career Highs 

Points - 2 vs. Saint Louis (9/4/16)
Goals - 1 vs. Saint Louis (9/4/16)

Assists - 1 vs. Michigan State (9/16/16)

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