A native of Bay Shore, N.Y., Talani Barnett bring nine years of club experience with her to Ohio State. The defender/midfielder who played six years and was a three-time captain for HBC Impact, helped the team to the Best XI National Championships the last three years and was a 2017 United Soccer Coaches All-American.
“I chose to become a physical education major because I’m really good at working with kids.”
“When picking a school, I wanted a family feel within the program and I felt that immediately when I came here on my visit and for school this summer.”
“In my first year, I’m really looking forward to doing well both academically and athletically and improving in both areas.”
“One of my goals for this season is to bring a strong defensive mindset to this team from the get-go.”
“I need to continue to improve my strength heading into the year and it also is important to me to become more coachable.”