College Signing

Nikki Helton to play soccer for Barton College

June 20, 2014 

Nikki Helton signs with Barton College to play women’s soccer with her parents (seated) Andrea and Rick Helton, (standing, from left) Wake Christian principal and girls soccer coach Wayne Helder and athletic director Randy Johnson.

COURTESY OF WAKE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY — COURTESY OF WAKE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Parents: Andrea and Rick Helton

High School: Wake Christian Academy

Major: Nikki plans on majoring in athletic training at Barton.

Surging Bulldogs: The Barton College women’s soccer team is coming off of one of its more successful seasons as the Bulldogs posted the second-best record in school history (14-5-1), reached the Conference Carolinas Tournament for the first time since 2008 and produced its first playoff win since 2005.

Notable: Nikki lettered four years for the Wake Christian varsity soccer team…She was named to the North Carolina Christian School Association East All-Region Team her freshman year and the NCCSA All-State Team her sophomore year…She played club ball for the ’96 Classic Select Team of the Carolina Soccer Club where she was part of the team that reached the State Cup final in 2011. She also became a member of the Beta Club as a sophomore.

Compiled by Michael Held

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