Niki began coaching for the Iowa Rush in the Spring of 2013. Prior to joining the Rush, she had multiple coaching experiences including serving as the assistant goalkeeping coach at Drake University, a graduate assistant coach at the University of Mary (Bismarck, ND) and the Dakota Soccer Club. In her youth days, she played soccer for Ankeny Soccer Club (the former Iowa Rush) and went on to play collegiately at South Dakota State where she was a 4-year starting goalkeeper. Niki holds a USSF 'D' license. She currently lives in Ames and works full time as a Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group Merchandiser.