AS A JUNIOR IN 2017
UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (11/20) ... Came off bench in opener vs. Point Loma (8/31) in return to action and assisted on final goal of 3-0 victory, sending Katie O'Laughlin through on goal with nifty flick with outside of right boot in 77th minute ... Also blasted long-distance free kick off crossbar late.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2016
Appeared in 10 games off the bench at forward ... Assisted on Summer Bales' late clincher at Point Loma (9/3), and another fellow sophomore Mary Reilly's goal for 4-0 in 76th vs. Regis (9/9) ... Missed final 12 contests due to injury.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2015
Appeared in 20 games, all as a reserve forward ... Made college debut in season opener vs. Concordia (9/3) ... First collegiate goal was the 76th-minute game-winner in 2-1 triumph vs. No. 14 Cal State LA (9/14), as she flicked a left-sided cross from fellow freshman Summer Bales into the right netting with the inside of her right foot.
Played with teammate Summer Bales for Carlsbad Elite during the 2016 summer, finishing as U-18 national runners-up following a 3-0 defeat in title game (7/31) at US Youth Soccer National Championships at Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco, Texas ... Competed for San Diego Soccer Club (SDSC)/PQ (Penasquitos) Premier from 2005-15 ... Three-time San Diego Pegasus Cup champion (2012-14) ... Team captain (U14-U18) ... Team MVP in 2012 ... Club Loyalty Award in 2015.
A 2015 graduate of Mt. Carmel High School in San Diego ... Totaled 36 goals and 18 assists over 93 games played as a four-year varsity letterwinner for her Sundevil career ... Produced 19 goals and eight assists as a senior captain, garnering All-Palomar League First Team and Team MVP honors ... San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic Team as a junior and senior ... Four-time Scholar-Athlete ... Also lettered all four years in field hockey, earning Coach's Award in 2013 ... Was a three-sport athlete as an MCHS senior, playing lacrosse as well and getting named Most Improved.
Born Aug. 5 in Yokosuka, Japan ... First name pronounced meg-OO-me ... Nicknamed Gumi ... Parents are William and Norie Barber ... Has an older brother named Dana ... Probability and statistics major with economics minor at Revelle College ... Interested in becoming an actuary after graduating from UC San Diego ... Favorite UCSD memory is going perfect 12-0 in CCAA play in 2016 ... Another memorable soccer moment is scoring twice to lead Mt. Carmel to win over Torrey Pines ... Lists reading, field hockey, lacrosse, hiking and outdoor activities as hobbies ... Cheers for FC Barcelona, Chelsea FC, Bayern Munich and Juventus ... Favorite athletes are footballers Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres ... Top movie is 21 Jump Street ... Listens to Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, J. Cole, The Weeknd and Skizzy Mars ... Loves bread ... Father is among her greatest influences ... Dual citizen of the U.S. and Japan.