Barnes was a Garnet Valley High School Lacrosse 4x Letter Winner; 2x State Champion, High School All-American, and a High School Academic All-American. She punctuated her high school lacrosse career by scoring the game-winning goal in over time of the PIAA State Championship. Upon her graduation in 2012, she attended Rutgers University, where she is currently a senior on the Women’s Lacrosse Team. As a Scarlet Knight, Barnes as been named as a 2015-2016 team captain, and has twice been honored with All Big East Academic Team and All Big 10 Academic Team. She is also a Chi Alpha Sigma – National College Athlete Honor Society Member. Barnes has coached with Brandywine Major Lacrosse for 3 years and worked for Northwestern and Coach Amonte-Hiller as a summer camp counselor for two summers. As a student athlete at Rutgers, she maintains a 3.8 GPA in her pursuit of a degree in Communications with a specialty in Public Relations and a double minor in psychology and DCIM. While receiving her MA from Rutgers University, she served as an Intern with Rutgers Athletic Marketing Department in Creative Services and Fan Experience, and then interned with Pattison Sports Group. Currently, she is an Assistant Account Executive at Taylor Strategy in NY and commutes to Philadelphia to coach for NXT.
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