2 - Nikki Barba
Nikki Barba
Height: 5-3
Year: So.
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Mt. Carmel
Position: IF

As a Freshman: Appeared in 48 games (all starts) at the second base position for the Bobcats, the most of any freshman on the roster…She finished with the sixth-best batting average on the team at .285 (37-for-130) which was good for 40th in the NEC…Also chipped in the fourth-most runs scored (17), third-most doubles (six), third-most home runs (two), fourth-most runs batted in (14), second-most walks (15), third-most steals (six) and fourth-highest on-base percentage (.367)…Also shined defensively for Quinnipiac with a .957 fielding percentage, committing just seven errors from her second base position…Burst onto the scene with a season-high three hits against St. Peter’s on Feb. 25 with a run scored and one RBI…Scored a run in five straight games to start the season including a .417 batting average (5-for-12) with one double and two RBI in the five-game stretch…Finished 2-for-4 with a run scored against CSU Bakersfield on March 16…Highlighted her season with a two home run performance against Sacred Heart on April 1 that started another five game hitting streak where Barba tore the cover off the ball with a .500 batting average (9-for-18), five runs scored, three doubles, and five RBI…Posted three straight games with two hits within the five game hitting streak from April 4 – 6…Finished a doubleheader against Wagner on April 14 going 3-for-8 with two runs scored, one double, and two RBI…Finished 2-for-4 against Bryant on April 29 with one RBI…Finished the season as the Bobcat’s hottest hitter riding a six game hitting streak into next season with a .444 batting average (8-for-18) including two runs scored and one RBI. 

Before Quinnipiac: Attended Mt. Carmel High School where she won three varsity letters in softball…Also, played varsity field hockey for one year…Won three CIF Championships in softball…Received the Coaches’ Award in 2009…Also, suited up for the SD Renegades, where she won a Western National Championship in 2007.

Personal: A native of San Diego, Calif…Daughter of Arthur and Arlene…Has an older brother, Geoffrey…An occupational therapy major.