Date of Birth: November 28, 2000
Hometown: Huntington Beach, California
College: Florida State University
Acquired: Signed three-year contract (March 2023); selected in the 2023 NWSL Draft with the fourth overall pick
Nighswonger played at Florida State University from 2019-22. She scored 19 goals and made 34 assists in 86 total appearances in her collegiate career. In 2022, Nighswonger was one of three finalists for the MAC Hermann Award as the top player in women’s college soccer. She was named ACC Tournament MVP and was also honored by the United Soccer Coaches and College Soccer News as a First Team All-American. Her 34 career assists with the Seminoles place Nighswonger second all-time in the school’s record books.