Post-Olympic Feature: An Interview With Roxanne Barker
MALIBU, Calif. - Pepperdine women's soccer standout Roxanne Barker recently sat down with PepperdineSports.com to talk about her Olympic experience. The goalkeeper helped South Africa qualify for the Olympics for the first time and was in the net for the country's first-ever Olympic contest.
Barker (Irvine, Calif./Woodbridge HS) entered the 2012 season as the school's all-leader in goals-against average (0.77) and was second in both shutouts (24) and wins (35). She's been named All-West Coast Conference three times, making the second team in 2009 and 2011 and honorable mention in 2010.
She was the first-ever Pepperdine women's soccer player to appear in the Olympics. Placed in what some considered to be the "Group of Death", South Africa posted a 0-2-1 record in group play. Barker started South Africa's first-ever appearance in the sport at the Olympics, a loss to Sweden. She did not play the next two games.
Barker has helped the Waves to a 4-1 start this season and a #10 national ranking in the NSCAA poll. Pepperdine will play Arizona State and Arizona in a tournament hosted by ASU this weekend.