Kevin Barber

USA Field Hockey

Name: Kevin Barber
Sport: Field Hockey
Position: Midfield
DOB: 10/26/1990
Hometown: Camarillo, Calif.
High School: Adolfo Camarillo High School
College: University of California, Berkeley
Team/Club: Marin Field Hockey Club
Other Career Highlights
  • 2014: Indoor Pan Am Cup (2nd, Montevideo, Uruguay), 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)
  • 2007: Joined the U.S. Men's National Team
Personal: Son of Elizabeth and Robert Barber...Siblings are Jacqueline and Moses...Favorite Sports Quote: “It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” - John Wooden
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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.