Women's Volleyball

Nicki Barnes
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Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Naperville, Ill.

High School:
Benet Academy

Height:
5-10

Position:
DS

Nicki Barnes

08/21/2013

Volleyball Freshman Orientation: Nicki Barnes

Barnes was a part of back-to-back IHSA state titles at Benet Academy

Shymansky on Barnes:
"Nicki's all-around ball control skills make her a great asset. She understands the scope of the whole game and will become a great back row player for our team. Seeing pictures of her hoisting the state title trophy this past year solidified my opinion that Nicki is a championship-caliber volleyball player."

High School: Barnes was part of a Benet Academy (Lisle, Ill.) squad that captured back-to-back Illinois 4A titles in 2011 and 2012, becoming the first repeat champions in the state's largest class since 1994-95 ... Earned two varsity letters in volleyball at Benet ... Named squad's most improved player as a senior and was the freshman team captain during her first year at Benet ... The 5-foot-10 Barnes played outside hitter for the Redwings and helped Benet to a 40-2 record as a senior and a No. 13 national ranking according to PrepVolleyball.com - first in Illinois ... Barnes played with the 1st Alliance Volleyball Club during her prep career.

Personal: Barnes was born in Hinsdale, Ill. and is the oldest of seven children to Lee and Michaeline Barnes ... Has one younger brother, Lee, and five younger sisters, Lauren, Kathryn, Caroline, Jennifer and Gillian ... Plans to major in business.

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