Meharg on Barbieri: "People know Maryland hockey for having seen No. 4 on the field. When Colleen came to Maryland, she started our real strong her first couple of years. This year, she's been working exceedingly hard and I think it will be a great season for Colleen. She will continue to be a consistent scoring threat with vibrant, speedy play up front and a tenacious defender."
International Experience: Member of the U.S. Under-21 squad in 2001 ... part of the U.S. Under-18 team that competed at the Cal Cup in 2000 and 2001, and the Montreal Cup in June 2001 ... participated in the Junior Olympics, and played with the Under-16 national team ...played on the 2004 Tidewater Tempest team that snapped Southern Charm's five-year reign at U.S. Field Hockey's Summer League ... earned invitation to A Camp in three years.
As a junior in 2003: Tallied her 100th career point in the NCAA Tournament game vs. Penn State (Nov. 16) and her 45th-career goal in the national semifinal (Nov. 21), becoming one of the top 10 goal scorers in school history, placing 10th the Maryland record books ... selected second team All-Mid Atlantic Region by the NFHCA ... three two-goal performances, including two tallies vs. the Blue Devils in the NCAA semifinals ... scored goals in three-consecutive games against Michigan (Sept. 20), Harvard (Sept. 21) and Princeton (Sept. 26), teams ranked in the national top 20 at the time of the meeting.
As a sophomore in 2002: First team NFCA All-American, first team Mid-Atlantic All-Region, first team All-ACC and ACC All-Tournament Team ... team leader with a career-high six game-winning goals ... ranked second on the team in points and goals, fifth in the ACC in points and fourth with 0.59 goals per game ... named ACC Player of the Week for the opening week of the season, scoring a pair of goals in back-to-back games against Northwestern (Aug. 31) and New Hampshire (Sept. 2) ... earned the conference weekly honor for the second time on Oct. 7 after scoring the overtime game-winner and tallying an assist at No. 18 Virginia (Oct. 6) ... also had two-goal efforts at No. 14 Delaware (Sept. 19) and in the 7-0 rout of No. 8 James Madison (Oct. 27) ... tallied the lone goal in the win over Boston (Sept. 15) and Virginia Commonwealth (Sept. 22) ... set up the game-winning overtime tally to lift Maryland over North Carolina in the ACC Tournament semifinal (Nov. 8) ... a starter in every game ... named to ACC Honor Roll.
As a freshman in 2001: Hit the ground running as a freshman, earning ACC Rookie of the Year and NFHCA Mid-Atlantic second team all-region honors in her first season ... saw game action in 23 contests and became a regular starter for the Terrapins toward the end of the season ... led the Terps' top-rated offense in scoring with 40 points to finish tied for sixth nationally ... her 17 goals also paced the squad and tied for sixth among the nation's leaders ... also led the team with five game-winning goals ... earned ACC Player of the Week honors twice ... first conference honor came on Aug. 27 after scoring a combined two goals and nine points in the season's opening games against California (Aug. 25) and Pacific (Aug. 26) ... second ACC honor came on Sept. 24 after combining for three goals against a pair of top-10 opponents in No. 6 Michigan State (Sept. 17) and No. 7 Wake Forest (Sept. 22) ... tremendous two-goal effort against Wake Forest (Nov. 16) in the NCAA semifinal first tied the game, then propelled the Terps to the double-overtime victory and a spot in the national championship ... totaled six multi-goal games and six games with four or more points ... also credited with six assists on the season ... registered a multi-assist game against Drexel (Oct. 28).
Before Maryland: Earned 1999 and 2000 first team high school All-America and all-state honors ... helped lead Centereach to the 1997 Division I Class A state championship ... selected for all-division accolades five times and all-county honors four times ... finished high school hockey career with 144 goals and 30 assists ... also a standout lacrosse, basketball and softball player throughout her high school tenure ... netted 175 goals and credited with 82 career assists in lacrosse in two seasons.
Personal: Colleen is the daughter of Patricia and Joseph Barbieri ... has one sister, Traci (27), and a brother, Joey ... a criminal justice major.
Barbieri's Career Statistics
Year GP GS G A TP Sh. GWG DS PS 2001 23 8 17 6 40 77 5 0 0-0 2002 22 22 13 6 32 80 6 0 0-0 2003 23 17 15 3 33 67 3 0 0-0 Totals 68 47 45 15 105 224 14 0 0-0Barbieri's Single-Game Highs Goals: 6 - six times Assists: 2 - vs. Drexel (Oct. 28, 2001) Points: 5 - vs. New Hampshire (Aug. 30, 2004); vs. New Hampshire (Sept. 2, 2002); vs. Pacific (Aug. 26, 2001)