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Kevin Barber

Field Hockey

Hometown: Camarillo, Calif. 
Current Residence: Oakland, Calif. 
Born: 1990
Joined National Team: 2007
Position: Midfield
Number: 2

BIO

Growing up in the field hockey powerhouse of Camarillo, Calif., Barber was surrounded by mentors and USA Field Hockey legends Shaun Nakamura, Pat Cota, Ryan Langford, Malachi Mahan, Sergio Centeno and Larry Amara. At the age of 6, Barber's parents put a field hockey stick in his hand 10 minutes before his first game held at Moorpark College and the rest is history. Originally attracted to play the sport that most of his friends were playing, and because he got to run around with a stick, Barber fell in love with the boundless creativity and free flowing nature of the game. To him, field hockey is a sport where pure athleticism and still have no match. Barber’s passion for field hockey is intertwined into his national team jersey and his coach’s uniform. Not only does Barber coach Chula Vista Field Hockey, where he guides up and coming athletes to excel to their full potential but he is also a key contributor to Team USA’s silver medal at the Pan American Cup in 2009 and a bronze medal at the Pan American Junior Championship in 2008.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2014: Indoor Pan Am Cup (2nd, Montevideo, Uruguay) 
    Summer Series against Argentina, Chile and Mexico (Chula Vista, Calif.)
  • 2013: World League Round 2 (5th, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • 2012: World League Round 1 (1st, Chula Vista, Calif.)
  • 2009: Pan American Cup (2nd, Santiago, Chile)
  • 2008: Pan American Junior Championship (3rd, Port of Spain, Trinidad)

PERSONAL INFORMATION

High School: Adolfo Camarillo High School
Club:Marin Field Hockey Club
College: University of California, Berkeley
Major: Integrative Biology
Names of parents/guardians: Elizabeth and Robert
Names of sibling(s): Jacqueline and Moses
Year you began field hockey: 1996
Favorite sports quote: It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen. - John Wooden