77 Manouchka “Nikki” Joseph

Manouchka "Nikki" Joseph
Defensive tackle
Current Team
New York Sharks
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Manouchka, the co-author of “Violet Sheets”, is also an accomplished poet. She can be caught in New York performing many of her works at various clubs. You can catch #77 on the field as well. Nikki is a die-hard track & field athlete taken up a notch with determination, hard work, eagerness to learn and the will to fight till the end. Joseph has the heart and stamina of a 25-year old every times she steps on the field but feels like 100 after game. Her hunger and drive is what makes her a great asset for the New York Sharks. Football was a totally different world to Joseph, but thanks to her baby brother, Orlando, she now sees why football was so important to him and letting him down is not an option! Nikki is on her way to success on the football field and in writing.

“All I can promise you is that I’ll be the best that I can and believe it or not, it’s your support that makes me the person that I am today. It’s a blessing to be able to inspire people, but it’s not easy so I am going to do my best. Yes, I’m big but SOLID! Just because I’m big doesn’t mean that I’m not fast. Thanks to running track background; speed and strength comes with the package. I’ve been the underdog before and I know I have to work ten times harder just to be seen.  My goal is to be the triple threat plus one.