Barden came into the program with a very strong background and the potential to dominate the net both offensively and defensively. In her first year, she was having a tremendous campaign, leading the team in kills and blocks before suffering a season ending injury. Her comeback during the 2007 season had an immediate impact, and the 2008 season saw her return to form. The team will look to her for leadership and dominating play in 2009.
2008: NEWMAC All-Conference Second Team
2006: Muhlenberg College Buttermaker Invitational All-Tournament Team...Broke Institute record for kills in a three-game match with 22 vs. Williams College (Sept. 23)...NEWMAC Player of the Week (Oct. 2)
Personal: Majoring in Aerospace Engineering ... Club Team: Laguna Beach ... Past Volleyball Experience: High School Varsity (three years), Laguna Beach Volleyball Club (three years), Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club (one year) ... Favorite Animal: Awkward turtle