The Irish shocked No. 5 Stanford at the Joyce Center on August 29, beating a top-five team for the first time since 1993
Very offensive from the middle ... will be counted on to provide depth in the middle for the Irish defense ... great leaper and glides through the air while both hitting and blocking ... laid-back player with command of all of her quick shots, but possesses the finesse to lay down the soft tips.
AS A FRESHMAN (2008): Played in seven sets and six matches ... first action of the season came at Georgetown (Sept. 28) where she notched a kill on her only swing of the match ... twice served during a home meeting with West Virginia (Oct. 11) ... had two kills in a three-set showdown during her homecoming match at DePaul (Oct. 16) ... played in a pair of sets in a home match versus Marquette (Nov. 2) ... delivered one kill and one assist at Rutgers (Nov. 9) ... also took a season-high four swings against the Scarlet Knights ... had three swings against Xavier (Nov. 28).
THE BARNICLE FILE: The latest product from the Chicago-area based club team Sports Performance ... ranked 48th among the annual Senior Aces list produced by PrepVolleyball.com ... member of Volleyball Magazine's "Fab 50" ... led club team to the JVDA national title to cap off a perfect 84-0 season ... JVDA All-America choice ... part of a St. Francis (Ill.) prep squad that finished second in Illinois' 2007 Class AAA state tournament to complete the season with a 38-4 record ... St. Francis notched the Class AA state crown in 2006 after a 42-2 campaign ... heading into that championship year, the team was the sixth-ranked team in the PrepVolleyball.com preseason poll, which came on the heels of a 37-2 mark and a No. 14 national ranking in 2005 ... in four years with the Spartans, had a hand in compiling an overall record of 149-17 (.898) ... won a national championship at the 2007 Junior Olympics and captured that same title as a 16-year-old ... daughter of Tom and Dede Barnicle ... has one sister (Erin) and one brother (Tom) ... born Feb. 21, 1990 ... wears the same #10 jersey as former Irish star and fellow Chicago native Adrianna Stasiuk ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.