Barker (a current senior at Pepperdine) is making her first Olympic appearance. She has been named to the All-WCC second team twice and honorable mention once in her three seasons thus far. This is the first time Pepperdine will ever have an athlete compete in the sport of women's soccer.
CAREER: Concluded standout career in 2012 ... Name litters the Pepperdine career and single-season record book ... Departs Malibu as the all-time leader in wins (47) and starts (79) and ranks second in GAA (0.87), shutouts (31.0) and saves (311); sixth in saves per game (3.93) ... Compiled a career record of 47-22-10 ... Recorded a career high 10 saves three times in her career, the last coming on Sept. 2, 2011 against UCLA ... A four-time All-WCC selection.
SOUTH AFRICA: A member of the 2012 South African Olympic Team ... Earned a start against Sweden in the first round of Group F at City of Coventry Stadium (7/25/12).
PEPPERDINE 2012: Made 19 starts in goal for Pepperdine as a senior ... Rated in the top-three among WCC leaders in nearly every meaningful category, including shutouts (7.0/T-2nd), GAA (1.20/3rd) and saves (90/2nd) ... Collected second career assist at Portland (10/26) on Anisa Guajardo's tally ... Twice registered a season-high nine saves - against Indiana (9/2) and at Portland (10/26) ... Her seven shutouts and 89 saves in 2012 both ranked sixth on the single-season chart ... Posted three consecutive shutouts during non-conference play, including sheetings vs. UC Santa Barbara (9/21) at No. 4 Boston College (9/29) and at Dartmouth (10/1) en route to a scoreless streak of 354:12 ... Collected a pair of shutouts during WCC play - at San Diego (10/21) and at Gonzaga (10/28) ... Earned All-WCC Honorable Mention selection.
PEPPERDINE 2011: Named second team All-WCC and NSCAA All-West Region third team as a junior ... Started all 21 games in goal with a record of 15-2-4 ... She helped lead the Waves to a 0.54 goals against average, tops in the WCC and a single season school record ... Her personal goals against average of 0.55 led the WCC, as did her save percentage of .865 and 0.43 shutouts per game ... Set Pepperdine single-season goals against average (0.55) and single-season goalkeeper wins (15) ... Finished second in Waves' record book with 9 shutouts in a on the year. Was named SoccerSavings.com/LA Soccer News Women's College Player of the Week (Aug. 21) and Collegesoccer360.com Primetime Players of the Week (Aug. 21) after collecting eight saves in a 2-0 victory over Arizona ... Tied her career high and had a season high 10 saves in a tie against UCLA (Sept. 2) ... Named to Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week (Oct. 18) after the Waves defeated LMU 2-0 and again on Oct. 25 after a combined six saves in victories over Gonzaga and Saint Mary's that week.
PEPPERDINE 2010: Named All-WCC honorable mention as a sophomore ... Started all 20 games in goal with a record of 9-6-5 ... In the WCC, ranked third in shutouts (seven) and save percentage (.842), fourth in goals-against average (0.72), fifth in saves (80) and sixth in saves per game (4.00) ... On Pepperdine's single-season records lists, her numbers rank second in goals-against average, tied for fourth in save percentage, tied for fifth in shutouts, sixth in total saves and tied for eighth in wins ... Posted career highs of 10 saves twice, in a 1-1 tie vs. UC Irvine (9/10) and a 2-0 win over Saint Mary's (10/24) ... Had at least five saves seven times ... Recorded four straight shutouts at one point with a streak of 447 minutes without allowing a goal ... On at least one occasion was moved up to forward at the end of a close game ... Attempted one shot vs. Michigan (8/27).
PEPPERDINE 2009: Earned All-WCC second team and WCC All-Freshman honors in her initial season ... Posted an 11-7-1 win-loss record, the the fourth-highest win total (tied) in school season history ... Recorded eight shutouts, which tied the third-highest season total in program history ... Started all 19 games and played all but 57 minutes ... Recorded 64 saves and registered a goals-against average of 1.06 ... In the WCC, ranked second in shutouts, third in goals-against average, third in save percentage (.762) and fourth in saves (3.37) ... Collected a season-high six saves in a 1-0 double-overtime loss at #16 Santa Clara (10/23) ... Picked up five saves in six other matches ... Offensively, fired her first and only shot of the year late in a 2-1 loss vs. Kansas (8/28) ... Assisted on Anisa Guajardo's game-tying goal against Saint Mary's (11/1) by dropping a deep kick right to the feet of the freshman attacker. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Woodbridge High School, located in Irvine, Calif., in 2009 ... A four-year varsity letterwinner ... Voted Most Valuable Goalie in 2008 by the Sea View League ... A three-time all-league honoree ... Received school's Defensive MVP award in 2007 and its 2008 and 2009 team MVP awards ... A three-time scholar athlete ... Also earned all-league honors in track and helped lead school to the 2007 Sea View League Championship. CLUB/ODP: Played with the So Cal Blues and Wolfpack ... Won approximately 15 team titles since 2001, including the 2007 and 2008 Coast Soccer League Championships ... In 2007 with Cal South, reached the semifinals of the USYSA National Cup ... 2007 ODP Summer Pool participant.
PERSONAL: Born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa ... Goes by 'Roxy' ... Daughter of Bryn and Felicity Barker ... Sister to Byron and Joel ... Her grandfather, Bryan Gilson, played for the South African National Team in polo ... Majoring in biology ... Plays the French horn ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because of "the atmosphere and the style of soccer they play."
FAVORITES: Enjoys music and swimming in the ocean ... Lists Rafael Nadal as her biggest sports hero ... Favorites include Oliver Kahn (pro soccer player), Chelsea (pro soccer team), The Perks of Being a Wallflower and the Harry Potter Series (books), Amelie (movie), Merlin and Glee (TV shows), Red Hot Chili Peppers (musical artist), curry (food) and tennis and ice hockey (sports other than soccer) ... Favorite things about soccer are "the challenges you're faced with, the battle and the feeling when you play well and win."