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Nikki Esposito


Player profile

(Updated October 2018)
Deerfield Beach, Fla.
high school
Pompano Beach


Year Overall Tournament Dual
2016 19-8 0-0 19-8
2017 9-5 0-0 9-5
2018 3-0 0-0 3-0
Total 31-13 (.705) 0-0 (.000) 31-13 (.705)


• ACC Academic Honor Roll (2017)
• CCSA Co-Freshman of the Year (2016)
• CCSA All-Freshman Team (2016)

JUNIOR (2018):

Saw a perfect 3-0 record in her junior season, playing with three different partners at the No. 2 and 5 positions … Her 3-0 record bumped her up above a .700 overall career record … With Vanessa Freire, the two took down Jacksonville’s Dees/Krawczyk at the No. 2 position, holding the Dolphins’ pair to just five points in the first of two sets (3/17) … With Ali Eager, defeated New Orleans’ Carr/Walsh at the No. 5 position in three sets, adding a point to FSU’s 5-0 sweep over the Privateers (4/14) … With Katie Horton, defeated Jacksonville State’s Milton/Kirk at the No 2 position, holding the Gamecocks to just eight points in the second of two sets in a 5-0 team sweep, a win that helped the Seminoles close out the regular season on a 12-match win streak (4/15).


Finished her sophomore season with a 9-5 overall record…played at the No. 4 and 5 positions throughout the season with an 8-2 record at the No. 4 position and a 1-3 record at the No. 5 position…played five matches with Katie Horton and recorded a 4-1 record…defeated Arizona State (April 1), TCU (April 7), FAU (April 7), South Carolina (April 8)…while paired with Hailey Luke at the No. 4 and 5 position Esposito recorded a 3-2 record and defeated LSU (March 4), Cal Poly (March 11) and Utah (March 17)…defeated four ranked teams during her sophomore campaign.

FRESHMAN (2016):

Earned Co-Freshman of the year in the CCSA…
finished her freshman campaign with an overall and dual-match record of 19-8 … led all Seminole freshmen in total match appearances and wins … played at the No. 4 and 5 positions with all but two starts coming at the fifth spot … went 17-8 at No. 5 and 2-0 at No. 4 … partnered with three different Seminoles on the year going 13-6 with Hailey Luke, 4-1 with Macy Jerger and 2-0 with Katie Horton … played a key role in leading FSU to the inaugural NCAA Beach Volleyball Championships and a national runner-up finish in Gulf Shores, Ala. … made her collegiate debut at No. 6 Long Beach State (March 9) and recorded a straight set victory with Luke at the No. 5 position … 10 of the 13 victories with Hailey Luke resulted in straight set victories, while 18 of their 19 matches came at the No. 5 position (12-6) … went 7-6 against ranked foes and 3-1 in three-set matches with Luke…finished the CCSA Tournament with a 4-1 record securing the match clinching victory in the championship final against Georgia State’s Alexis Townsend/Chloe Cook in three sets (April 24) … posted a 2-2 record versus ranked foes with Macy Jerger and 2-0 mark with Katie Horton…went 1-2 with Luke at the NCAA Championships and 1-1 with Macy Jerger as all five matches came at the No. 5 spot…opened with a thrilling, three-set victory to clinch the team win over Stetson…dropped back-to-back straight set matches to Hawaii and Southern Cal…recorded a straight set win with Jerger against UCLA in the semifinals before falling to Southern Cal in the finals.


Four-year varsity starter at Pompano Beach High School … served as captain of the indoor volleyball team as a senior … garnered second team All-Broward County as a senior and first team All-Broward County by the Miami Herald as a junior … led Pompano Beach to the 5A district title in 2011 and 2014…named number one player (18U) in Florida in 2014 … earned Honor Roll honors all four years at Pompano Beach High.


Member of the D-plex Volleyball Academy club team for three years … named Best Offensive Player at the NVL Rize Global Challenge in 2015 … earned over 40 podium appearances in beach tournaments the past four years … placed first at the Ranse Classic Pro Am Tournament in 2013.


Daughter of Mirriam and John Esposito … has a sister Haley … grandfather (Art Whisnant) played basketball at the University of South Carolina … cousin (Dustin Johnson) plays on the PGA Tour … majoring in sport management … born on July 28, 1997.