Nikki Papazian is in her second season with the Illinois women's soccer program. Previously with the team, Papazian participated as a team manager but will serve as a volunteer Director of Operations in 2013. As a senior at the University of Illinois, she is studying sport management and business.
A graduate of Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, Ill., Papazian played four years with the soccer team. Upon graduation, she continued her career with the Illinois Women's Soccer Club, winning the national title in 2010. Outside of her involvement with the Fighting Illini soccer program and academics, Papazian coaches youth teams with the Illinois Fútbol Club, a local Champaign-Urbana soccer club.