Women's Volleyball

Nicki Barnes
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Class:
RS 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

2014: Saw action in 61 sets this season entering the rotation primarily to serve ... Totaled 11 digs.

2013: Played in one set as a freshman against Central Arkansas (Sept. 14) but earned a medical redshirt... Posted a service ace and a dig in a three-set sweep over Georgetown (Oct. 3)...

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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