McKinney, TX – April 18, 2016 – Dallas Charge General Manager Kevin Shelton announces the signing of former NFCA-All American and NPF veteran Nikia Williams. Williams was picked by the USSSA Pride 16th overall in the 2012 NPF Draft.
Williams commented on her return to the NPF, “The opportunity to come back and play is not something many people can do, and I’m proud to be part of such a wonderful program. I have had the itch to play in the NPF for the last two seasons and I am so thankful to be given the opportunity by the Dallas Charge organization. I look forward to competing at the highest level well as promote the sport of softball on a professional level.”
“We are excited to add Nikia’s experience, versatility and athletic ability to our squad,” said Shelton. “We continue to build a solid nucleus that provide the stability that will give us a chance to compete for a championship on a regular basis.”
During Williams senior year at Washington she was named a top 10 finalist for Lowe’s Senior Class Award. In 2011 she was an NFCA All-American and Top 25 finalist for ASA Player of the Year. In 2009 Williams earned a spot on the Women’s College World Series All-Tournament Team where she set multiple records.
“Nikia knows how to compete on the big stage. Her maturity and professionalism are great additions to the Charge,” said Shelton.