|Hometown:||Santa Rosa, Calif.|
|High School:||Santa Rosa|
|College:||Santa Rosa JC|
2012 (Redshirt Senior): Named first team all-conference ... started every match but one making 19 straight starts … served as a team captain … played in her first game since 2010 in the season opener against Georgia (Aug. 17) playing 40 minutes … added an assist on the game-winning goal against No. 7 Wake Forest (Aug. 24) … tied her career high with five points against UNC Asheville (Aug. 26), scoring two goals and dishing out an assist … added the second goal against Santa Clara (Sept. 14) off a free kick … made a terrific lead pass to setup the game-winning goal against College of Charleston (Sept. 28) … played every minute in 10 games this season, including two overtime contests … scored the game-tying goal off a corner kick at Furman (Oct. 5) … had the game-winning assist against Davidson (Oct. 12) off a corner kick and set up the winning goal against Georgia Southern (Oct. 14) … also played terrific on defense leading UNCG to a streak of six-straight shutouts against conference foes Wofford (Oct. 7), Davidson (Oct. 12), Georgia Southern (Oct. 14), Samford (Oct. 19), Chattanooga (Oct. 21) and Elon (Oct. 24) to clinch the SoCon regular season title … was part of the defensive unit that only allowed four goals in its last 10 games … was seventh on the team with 1567 minutes played … finished with four goals, a team-leading five assists and 13 points … tied for fifth all-time in school history with 23 career assists.
2011 (Redshirt Senior): served as a team captain...took a medical redshirt
2010 (Junior): Was a second-team NSCAA/Performance Subaru All-Southeast Region selection … earned first-team All-Southern Conference honors to back up her preseason All-SoCon selection … was a North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association All-State pick … earned a spot on the Under Armour Invitational All-Tournament Team … started all 22 games and was UNCG’s third-leading scorer with 22 points on four goals and a SoCon-best 14 assists, all career highs … was tied for third in NCAA Division I in total assists and tied for fourth with 0.64 assists per game … had a pair of multi-assist games, notching two each in wins over Furman (10/17) and Elon (11/5) … had three-game winning goals, coming against Georgia Southern (10/1), Furman and Western Carolina (10/21) … turned in her first career multi-goal game with two against GSU, adding an assist for a career-best five-point day … was an Academic All-SoCon performer in the classroom.
2009 (Sophomore): Earned a spot on the All-Southern Conference Second Team in her first season with the Spartans … saw action in all 20 games with 19 starts … recorded six points on a goal and four assists … scored her goal against Furman on Sept. 25 … assisted on the game-tying goal late in regulation to force overtime in UNCG’s 2-1 win over Duquesne (9/13) … also had assists against Wofford (9/27), Georgia Southern (10/4) and Western Carolina (10/6) … saw action in both the midfield and defense, helping the Spartans post 10 shutouts in 19 games.
2008 (at Santa Rosa JC): First team All-American and All-West Region as a freshman for Santa Rosa JC ... helped Santa Rosa to a 24-3-1 record and a state championship finals appearance, where SRJC fell in overtime, 4-2 ... the Bear Cubs went 13-1 in the Big 8 Conference, winning the league ... notched three goals and two assists for eight points on the season, including the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over Long Beach on Sept. 4 ... both assists came in the Northern California regional playoffs, in a 3-1 win over DeAnza (11/25) and a 3-1 win over Fresno City (11/29) ... also had goals in a 6-0 win over Feather River on Aug. 27 and a 3-2 win over Yuba on Sept. 15.
High school/club: Four-year soccer player at Santa Rosa High School, where she also lettered in track and field ... played club soccer for Northern California powerhouse Santa Rosa United ... member of the Cal-North State ODP and Super-Y Pacific ODP teams ... played for the Sonoma County Sol of the Women's Premier Soccer League in the summer of 2008, helping the team to the conference semifinals.
Personal: Catherine Ruth Barnekow ... born Sept. 24, 1990, in Santa Rosa, Calif. ... daughter of Ron and Florencia Barnekow ... has two older brothers, Matt and Nick ... majoring in kinesiology.
Points: 5, Georgia Southern -- Oct 01, 2010
Goals: 2, Georgia Southern -- Oct 01, 2010
Assists: 2, vs Elon -- Nov 05, 2010 ; at Furman -- Oct 17, 2010
Shots: 5, vs Elon -- Nov 05, 2010