Nikki Coryell

#00 Nikki Coryell

Pos. GK
Ht. 5-5
Yr. Sr.
Hometown Aurora, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) Metea Valley

2022: Saw action in 18 matches in goal, starting 17 times ... named MVC Goalkeeper of the Year for a third straight season and earned First Team All-MVC honors for the third consecutive year ... the first three-time Goalkeeper of the Year in MVC history ... first goalkeeper since Missouri State’s Jessica Teahan (2009-11) to earn three First Team All-MVC honors ... just the third player in Valpo soccer history to be a three-time First Team All-League honoree ... led the conference in MVC-only play in both goals against average (0.50) and save percentage (.881) ... posted five clean sheets in conference action ... did not allow more than one goal in any of the 10 MVC regular season fixtures ... overall, boasted an .800 save percentage, a 0.91 GAA and seven shutouts — tied for the sixth-most shutouts in a single season in program history ... 0.91 GAA ranks eighth on Valpo's single-season chart as well ... closed season ranked first in program history in career save percentage, third in GAA, fourth in shutouts and sixth in saves ... opened season with back-to-back clean sheets, blanking Eastern Illinois on Aug. 18 and Youngstown State on Aug. 21 ... named MVC Defensive Player of the Week Aug. 23 ... made season-high eight saves at #25 Colorado Aug. 26 ... opened Valley play with three consecutive clean sheets, shutting out UNI (Sept. 17), UIC (Sept. 22) and Drake (Sept. 25) ... named MVC Goalkeeper of the Week Sept. 26 following the latter two shutouts ... registered another shutout Oct. 6 at Illinois State ... saved a penalty kick in the 87th minute to preserve clean sheet in win over Evansville Oct. 9 ... stopped a second-half PK among her seven saves - highest in MVC play - in crucial road win at Murray State Oct. 18 ... also a standout in the classroom, was named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team and earned College Sports Communicators Academic All-District honors.

2021: Started 16 matches for Valpo in goal ... repeated as MVC Goalkeeper of the Year ... also a First Team All-MVC and MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team selection ... earned a spot on the United Soccer Coaches All-Region Third Team ... posted an 8-6-2 record with a 1.15 GAA and an .819 save percentage ... had five solo shutouts, all of which came in MVC play ... moved into sixth place on Valpo's single-season chart in save percentage, ninth in GAA and 10th in shutouts ... already is tied for second in program history in career GAA (0.85) and fifth in shutouts (12) ... led the conference in MVC-only play in save percentage (.865), tied for the top spot in MVC-only action in shutouts and ranked third against conference foes in GAA (0.85) ... gave up one goal or fewer in each of the first seven MVC matches ... made nine saves to match her career best to that point in Aug. 27 draw at Duquesne ... earned first win of season Aug. 29 at Robert Morris, stopping six shots ... played first 73 minutes of combined shutout in Sept. 5 victory over St. Bonaventure ... set new career high with 10 saves Sept. 10 versus Western Illinois ... after surrendering a late goal against the Leathernecks, proceeded to not allow a goal for her next 329 minutes between the posts ... started MVC play with three consecutive clean sheets in wins over Illinois State (Sept. 17, seven saves), Indiana State (Sept. 24, two saves) and Southern Illinois (Sept. 29, five saves) ... extended winning streak by making seven saves in 2-1 win at Missouri State Oct. 3 ... named MVC Defensive Player of the Week Oct. 4 ... posted back-to-back shutouts of the Valley's Iowa schools, beating Drake Oct. 13 with five saves in a 1-0 save and following with nine saves in a scoreless draw Oct. 17 versus UNI ... earned second MVC Defensive Player of the Week honor in a three-week span Oct. 18.

Spring 2021: Started all 14 matches at goalkeeper for Valpo as a rookie ... named MVC Goalkeeper of the Year ... also was a member of the First Team All-MVC and the MVC All-Freshman Team ... allowed just eight goals over 1,379 minutes of action for a 0.52 GAA ... surrendered one goal or fewer in 13 of Valpo's 14 matches ... made 59 saves for an .881 save percentage ... posted seven shutouts, a Valpo freshman record ... moved into second on Valpo's single-season charts in both GAA and save percentage ... tied for sixth in program history for single-season shutouts ... already is tied for fifth on Valpo's career shutouts list ... ranked first in the MVC in shutouts and second in GAA and save percentage ... ranked 10th nationally in save percentage, 14th in shutouts and 21st in GAA ... debuted with three saves in victory over Chicago State Feb. 10 ... earned first career clean sheet in scoreless draw versus UNI Feb. 17, making five saves ... named MVC Defensive Player of the Week Feb. 23 ... recorded shutouts in first two MVC matches of the season - Feb. 28 at Southern Illinois and March 9 against Indiana State ... made a penalty kick save in the second half of a scoreless draw at Evansville March 24 ... stopped a season-best nine shots in regular season finale at Illinois State April 7 to earn 1-0 win, securing a berth in the MVC Tournament ... named MVC Defensive Player of the Week April 8 ... clean sheet against the Redbirds was the first of three straight shutouts, as she blanked Evansville in the MVC Tournament opener April 11 and then made five saves in a 1-0 win at Indiana State in the tournament semifinal April 14 ... went 347 consecutive minutes without surrendering a goal before a Loyola goal late in the first half of the MVC title match April 18 ... named to the MVC All-Tournament Team after posting a 0.29 GAA and a .929 save percentage over Valpo's three tournament matches.

Prep: An All-State, All-Area, All-Sectional and All-Conference selection as a junior for Metea Valley ... earned the DuPage Valley Conference Golden Glove award as a junior, posting an 0.86 GAA and nine shutouts while setting a school single-season record by allowing just 19 goals ... helped lead Metea Valley to three consecutive regional championships ... played club soccer for Team Chicago Academy 2001 Elite.

Personal: Daughter of Steve and Amy Coryell ... majors are sports management and accounting with a coaching education minor.