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Talani Barnett

Defender/Midfielder

Player profile

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

CAREER HONORS

  • Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2018)

2019 (Sophomore Season)

  • Appeared in all 18 matches, making 10 starts
  • Assisted on Meghan Kammerdeiner’s goal vs. Ohio
  • Played a season-high 82 minutes against Missouri

2018 (Freshman Season)

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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