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Talani Barnett

Defender/Midfielder

Player profile

  • Year So.
  • Hometown Bay Shore, N.Y.
  • Club HBC Impact

CAREER HONORS

  • Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2018)

AS A FRESHMAN (2018)
Came off the bench in 17 matches … tied for third on the team with two assists and tied for fifth with two goals … scored the Buckeyes’ first goal and assisted on two more against Morehead State … scored the game-winner in the Buckeyes’ 2-0 win over Iowa … played a season-high 61 minutes at Purdue.

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE
HBC Impact: Played nine years of club soccer, including the last six for HBC Impact under the direction of Billy Carroll … a three-time team captain, Barnett helped HBC impact to the Best XI National Championships the last three seasons.

Bay Shore: Four-year starter at Bay Shore High School … three-time all-county, all-conference and all-league … 2017 United Soccer Coaches All-American and All-Long Island pick as a team captain.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Michael and Dawn Barnett … has six siblings: Brianna, Jaylin, Devin, Kalisa, Michael Jr., and Malina.