W-LEAGUE: Meet US midfielder Nikki Stanton

Here are 19 things you may not know about our American midfielder.

1. Stanton was born in North Bend, Washington, where plenty of scenes for Twin Peaks were filmed, on October 26, 1990.

North Bend


2. Nikki is in her second season with Glory, having joined in 2015.
Stanton

3. Stanton played alongside Perth teammate Sam Kerr at Sky Blue FC in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL).

Kerr & Stanton

4. Nikki received Female Athlete of the Year honours in her Senior year at Mount Si High School, where she was also team captain.

Mount Si High School

5. Stanton won five state titles and a regional championship in 2006 with her club side Crossfire Premier, where Newcastle United player DeAndre Yedlin also played.

DeAndre Yedlin


6. Nikki supports the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL.

7. Stanton's first professional club was the Seattle Sounders, where she played in 2012.

Seattle Sounders

8. Nikki is a massive Leo Messi fan.


 

9. Stanton has a tattoo on her hip.



10. Nikki loves helping out in the community.

11. Stanton has definitely enjoyed the coast during her time in WA.

This is Frankie. She is scared of the ocean, loves making friends, and sleeps on her back 🐶 #dog #gopro #iloveher

A photo posted by Nikki Stanton (@nikkiguti7) on Dec 21, 2016 at 3:29am PST

12. Nikki has a turtle named Kevin.

Happy Turtle Crush Tuesday 🐢 to my love bug Kevin!!! You're the happiest, hungriest, nicest turtle I know. #TCT #itsathing #kevdogmillionaire

A photo posted by Nikki Stanton (@nikkiguti7) on Oct 18, 2016 at 2:31pm PDT

13. Stanton loves the great outdoors.

Missed these people, missed these mountains!!! 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦🌲⛰#pnw #lakeingalls #neat #mantis

A photo posted by Nikki Stanton (@nikkiguti7) on Oct 11, 2016 at 8:23am PDT

14. Nikki supported the Matildas by donning a Sam Kerr shirt during the last World Cup.

What a game. What a stadium. What a group!!! 🇦🇺⚽️💪🏾 #aussie #aussie #nicegoalsammy #kanga #andnicewinusa

A photo posted by Nikki Stanton (@nikkiguti7) on Aug 6, 2016 at 4:37pm PDT

15. Stanton is a master at the slide tackle.

Gamedayy!!!!! Time to take on Melbourne City! #gloryisours #hidanny😬

A photo posted by Nikki Stanton (@nikkiguti7) on Dec 26, 2016 at 4:22pm PST

16. Nikki has done plenty of snorkelling with her teammates this summer.

We cam, we saw, we snorkeled 🐠🐟🐡#fishy

A photo posted by Nikki Stanton (@nikkiguti7) on Nov 23, 2016 at 3:55am PST

17. Stanton attended Fairfield University.

Stanton

18. Nikki's nickname is 'Guti', which stands for "Get Used To It".

Merry Christmas from Australia and all of my fun friends!!!!! #elves #santa #iknowhim #6am #gloryglory

A photo posted by Nikki Stanton (@nikkiguti7) on Dec 24, 2016 at 4:07pm PST

19. Stanton loves all animals!

Spent my birthday at a cafe where you get to play with a buncha cats while drinking coffee!!! Ugh this is clearly going to be the best year yet 😺😻 Thanks everybody for the birthday love, really feeling it ❤️ #twentywhat #meow #sorrytickle #stillloveyouthemost

A photo posted by Nikki Stanton (@nikkiguti7) on Oct 26, 2016 at 6:55am PDT