August 11, 2018

Meet the Freshmen | Talani Barnett


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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.”

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“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.”

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“In my first year, I’m really looking forward to doing well both academically and athletically and improving in both areas.”

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“One of my goals for this season is to bring a strong defensive mindset to this team from the get-go.”

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“I need to continue to improve my strength heading into the year and it also is important to me to become more coachable.”