UCLA Women's Water Polo BIO
Nicole Barker
Player Profile:
Nicole Barker 1267257
Position: Defender
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.
High School: Huntington Beach
Played in four matches...scored one goal on four attempts...also recorded one steal, one assist and three earned exclusions...scored one goal against Santa Clara (Feb. 12).

Did not play.

Played in 13 matches...scored seven goals on 13 attempts (53.8 percent)...collected two assists and three steals...registered a season-high two goals in two games - scored first two collegiate goals against Long Beach State at the UC Irvine Invitational (Feb. 21); also added two goals against Cal Lutheran (March 8)...scored one goal against Michigan in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the University of Maryland (May 8).

High School
Four-year varsity water polo and swimming letterwinner at Huntington Beach High School under head coach Stalin Reyes...served as team co-captain as a senior, totaling 46 goals, a league-best 57 assists and 73 steals as a senior (2008)...guided Huntington Beach to a CIF playoff berth each season...earned team MVP honors as a senior and first-team All-Sea View League accolades...as a junior (2007), totaled 24 goals, 26 assists and 29 steals...recipient of the team's "Coaches Award"...as a sophomore (2006), totaled 17 goals, 27 assists and 26 steals as the team's "Most Improved Player"...as a freshman (2005), contributed nine goals, 21 assists and 19 steals...as a swimmer, established school records in the 200-meter freestyle and 4x50 freestyle relay...served as team captain as a senior and earned team MVP honors as a junior.

Competed for the SET Water Polo Club...helped lead SET's 20-and-under club to the national championship in 2008...led the 18-and-under team to a second-place finish at the 2008 U.S. Club Championship...member of the 2007 Southern Pacific Zone Team and Youth National Team.

Full name: Nicole Leeann Barker...born June 12, 1990 in Torrance, Calif...Nicole is the younger of Guy and Brenda Barker's two children... older brother, Dustin, graduated from UCLA in 2009...lists greatest athletic thrill to date as leading her 20-and-under SET Water Polo Club team to the national title in the summer of 2008...sociology major.

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