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Niki Fernandes Athlete Profile

#20 Niki Fernandes

Position: Forward Height: 5-3 Roster Years: 2011-2014 Hometown: Roy, UT Last School: San Diego State

Before BYU:

  • Won four varsity letters while splitting her high school career at Northridge HS and Woods Cross HS 
  • Finished her prep days at Woods Cross 
  • Was an all-region and four-time all-state selection in soccer and a state champion in track and field 
  • Is an excellent athlete, who was all-state in softball and competed in basketball 
  • Was featured in "Faces in the Crowd" in Sports Illustrated (July 13, 2009) after striking out 12 batters in softball and then two days later winning the 100m, 100m and 300m hurdles and running a leg on the winning 4x100 relay in track and field 
  • Was a two-time national team player pool participant in 2007 and 2008, who attended the 2007 adidas ESP camp 
  • Played on the State and Regional ODP clubs 
  • Named a 2008 NSCAA Youth all-region performer 
  • Played for the Utah Avalanche


  • Birthday: Dec. 20
  • Daughter of Fred and Shara Fernandes 
  • Father played college football and mother played college soccer 
  • Enjoys painting 
  • Drew interest from Utah and USC during the recruiting process 
  • Attended SDSU for her freshman year 
  • Earned Associates at Salt Lake Community College



Year Games Played Shots Goals Assists Points
2011 10 12 2 0 4
2012 5 6 1 0 2
2013 20 32 4 7 15
Career 35 50 7 7 21


  • Played her freshman year at SDSU
  • First career goal against Stanford giving SDSU a 1-0 lead
  • 29 shots on goal, with one game winner
  • Led the team in assists
  • Helped lead her team to win the MWC tournament
  • Named MWC Player of the week Oct. 19, 2009
  • Made First Team All  MWC Team  and  First team All Tournament Team
  • Made Pacific Region Team

2011 | Sophomore Year

  • Played in 10 games 
  • Made two goals
  • Had 12 shots 
  • Scored one goal against Utah, the other against Saint Mary's
  • Played against Washington, Santa Clara and San Diego

2012 | Redshirt Year

  • Utilized a redshirt

2013 | Junior Year

  • Played in 20 games
  • Scored four goals and assisted on seven more
  • Tied for third in the WCC in assists with six
  • Tied for fifth in the WCC in points with 11
  • Tied for third in conference games with two game winning goals

2014 | Senior Year

  • Played in 21 games
  • Scored five goals and assisted on seven others
  • Tied for team lead in assists
  • Earned All-WCC Second Team honors
  • Named to's WCC Second Team
  • Finished her career 23rd in goals with 12 and 19th in assists with 14
  • Ranked 12th in's Postseason WCC Top 20