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#11 Morgan Barker
Position: Defensive Specialist
Height: 5'6"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Holly Springs, N.C.
High School: Holly Springs HS
Experience: High School
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2014: For the second-straight season, played in all 138 sets of all 34 matches being the only Niner to do so ... the defensive specialist moved into the starting libero role for the final six regular season matches and Charlotte's contest in the Conference USA tournament ... she obliterated her freshman year numbers posting 379 digs with at-least one in every match during her sophomore season ... added 51 assists and 27 aces to also set new season-highs ... has 623 digs through two seasons and is on pace to finish as one of Charlotte's best diggers of all-time ... tied her career-high of 21 digs in a 3-2 win over Nicholls State on 9/20 and in a 3-2, near upset of league-leader UTSA on 9/26 ... broke her record just two weeks later popping up 24 in a crucial 3-2 road win at UTEP on 11/9 to keep the Niners conference tournament hopes alive ... had 18 double-digit dig performances including the last seven-straight as the starting libero ... nearly missed her first career double-double with her 21 digs and nine assists vs. UTSA in late September and just missed another crack at her first with 15 digs and eight assists in a 3-1 win over Middle Tennessee on 11/13.

2013: Played in all 29 matches and 106 season sets... finished third on the team with 244 season digs, coming in at 2.3 per set ... delivered 18 service aces, second-most on the squad ... High-dig performance came on 11/3 in a home win over UTEP ... also logged a season-high four assists in a five-set win at Chattanooga on 9/6 ... put together 11 matches with 10 or more digs (team was 8-3 in those matches) ... Athletic Director's List (fall), Dean's List (spring).

Prep:  Played for the Holly Springs Golden Hawks, which made the North Carolina State Volleyball Finals in 2010 and 2012 after finishing third in the Tri-Nine Conference in both of those seasons ... named First-Team All-Conference by the league and Wake County, finishing second with 9.1 digs per set with her 494 digs for the season, listed as ninth-most in the country by Max Preps.com ... her Club Red team earned a spot in Junior Nationals in 2011 and 2012, finishing second in the 2011-12 and 2012-13 Regional Championships ... also participating in beach volleyball, she was the 18U Defensive Player of the Year in the Carolina Region at the Junior Beach Championship last summer ... member of National Latin Honor Society, winner of Pursuit of Excellence Award for World Languages (Latin).

Personal: Parents are Julie and Tracey Barker ... has a yonger sibling, Blakely ... lists drawing, fishing and swimming as hobbies ... major is Biology and minoring in Chemistry ... birthday is November 29.

CAREER HIGHS/STATS at CHARLOTTE
Kills: 1 (2x) last vs. UNC Asheville (9/7/13)
Errors: 1 (3x) last vs. UTSA (11/21/13)
Attempts: 2 (4x) last at Jacksonville (9/20/14)
Hitting %: .500 (2x) last vs. UNC Asheville (9/7/13)
Assists: 9 vs. UTSA (10/26/14)
Aces: 5 vs. Gardner-Webb (9/24/13)
Digs: 24 at UTEP (11/9/14)
Solo Blocks: none
Block Assist: none
Total Blocks: none


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