AS A JUNIOR IN 2017
UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (11/20) ... Appeared in all 22 games as a forward, with one start ... Tied for fourth on team with three goals and tied for fifth with seven total points ... Team-leading shots-on-goal percentage of .519 (14-27) ... Came off bench in opener vs. Point Loma (8/31) in return to action after missing last 12 games of 2016, 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 ... Season-high 73 minutes played in lone start in CCAA Tournament semifinals vs. Cal State San Marcos (11/3) ... Final goal was exquisite individual effort with 23 seconds left in first half of West Region final vs. rival and then-reigning national champion Western Washington (11/17), dribbling 20-25 yards before unleashing wicked right-footed shot that went off goalie and into upper right ... Second goal was also right-footed strike from distance, from just outside left edge of penalty box and off crossbar and in to cap 3-0 victory late at Cal State LA (9/24) ... Opened scoring account vs. Concordia (9/5) with another difficult right-footed shot to round out 3-0 win, this one with 57 seconds left in regulation from left diagonal into upper right ... Season-high three shots at CSULA and vs. Cal State San Bernardino (10/1) ... Credited with taking 15 corner kicks.
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 ... Cognitive science with specialization in neuroscience major with economics minor at Revelle College ... Interested in going into concussion research after graduating from UC San Diego ... Most memorable soccer moment is scoring what proved to be game-winning goal with 23 seconds left in first half of 2017 West Region final vs. Western Washington ... Favorite UC San Diego moments are going undefeated in CCAA play in back-to-back years, including perfect 12-0 in 2016, and winning three straight conference tournaments ... Another memorable soccer moment is scoring twice to lead Mt. Carmel to win over Torrey Pines ... Enjoys reading and going to the beach ... Cheers for Chelsea FC ... Favorite athlete is Chelsea and Belgium star Eden Hazard ... 21 Jump Street is among movie favorites ... Listens to ODESZA, Linkin Park and Rezz ... Loves waffles ... Father is among her greatest influences ... Dual citizen of the U.S. and Japan.