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Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Riverside, Calif.
High School: Riverside Poly


2018: Named an honorable mention All-American by the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches … named to the MAAC All-Conference First Team for a second straight season and fourth time All-MAAC for her career … given VMI’s prestigious Intercollegiate Award for the second consecutive year for all-around excellence in NCAA competition … three times named MAAC Offensive Player of the Week as a senior … broke Celine Lazzaro’s previous program record of 93 single season goals by registering 107 goals as a senior … finished VMI  career with 314 goals, shattering previous record of 191 held by Mackenzie Perkins (2012-15) … tied program record for most goals in a single game by tallying seven against La Verne on March 30 … also owns program-best records for career steals (195), drawn exclusions (357) and steals in a single season (116) … played in 114 games over her VMI tenure, second most in program history … finished second in program annals in career blocks with 74 … owns the program record for consecutive matches with at least one goal scored with 64, going her entire junior and senior seasons with a goal in every  match.

2017: Named first team All-MAAC after ranking third in the league in goals (86), sixth in steals (58), and fifth in points (108) ... one of two VMI cadet-athletes to receive the Intercollegiate Award, given for all-around excellence in NCAA competition ... broke the school's all-time career goals mark on April 8 as she surpassed the previous record of 191 goals set by Mackenzie Perkins (2012-15) ... presently has 207 career goals ... her 86 goals for the year rank second most for a single season and just seven shy of the program record ... currently on a 32-game scoring streak, the longest streak in the program's six-year history ...led the team in shots (149), goals (86), steals (58), and drawn exclusions (103) ... second on team in blocks (21) and third in assists (22) ... named MAAC Offensive Player of the Week on Mar. 22 for her performances in California ... 57.7 percent shot percentage on the year ... scored a season-high six goals in matches against La Salle (Mar. 18) and St. Francis (Apr. 8), the fourth time of her career scoring six goals in a single match ... season-high four assists against Saint Francis (Pa.) on Mar. 11 ... drew a season-high seven exclusions against Occidental on Mar. 16 ... recorded five steals against La Salle on Mar. 18.

2016: Named second team All-MAAC for a second consecutive season … led the team in goals with 65 for the year, third most in the league … also led the team in steals (71, third in MAAC) and drawn exclusions (91) … ranked second on the team in shot attempts (137) and points (84, fifth in MAAC) … logged 19 assists on the year for third most on the squad … third on the team in blocks with 10 … recorded a season-high 13 shots against St. Francis on Apr. 3, also registering a season-high six goals during the match … tallied three assists against Siena on Apr. 2 to go with five goals for a season-high eight points in the match … drew six exclusions in three straight games from Apr. 2-3 … had six steals in a match against Caltech on Mar. 22 ... named to the preseason All-MAAC team heading into the season.

2015: Named to the All-MAAC second team for her accomplishments during the season ... scored five or more goals in a game on five separate occasions throughout the season en route to a team-high 56 for the year, the fifth-most goals scored in a single season in program history ... the tally is also second most for a freshman in program history ... in 26 games played,  led the team with 86 shot attempts and had six assists during the year ... played in all 26 games during the season … led the team in shots (122), goals (56) and points (63) … also had seven assists for the year, third most on the team … her 56 goals ranked sixth most in the MAAC … earned the team's second-best shot percentage with a .459 for the season (at least 50 shots taken) … had a season-high of 11 shots and six goals in the home matchup with Siena on March 28 … earned a season-high seven points in the home game versus St. Francis on March 29.

High School: Four-year letterwinner for coach Mike Cardey at Riverside Poly High School in Riverside, Calif. … logged over 250 career goals, 200 career steals and over 150 career assists … named All-CIF Player of the Year, all-league MVP and All-American during senior campaign … earned All-CIF first team plaudits and was tabbed all-league MVP as a junior while also earning MVP honors at the Five Counties Tournament … named All-CIF second team and all-league first time as a sophomore and named to Bonita Tournament first team … earned All-CIF Division third team and all-league second team status as a freshman … holds school record for single game goals (11) … also competed for Xtreme Water Polo Club and was named All-American from 2008-13 … helped Junior Olympic team to a ninth-place finish in the nation … named Female MVP in high school year book.

Personal: Full name is Shelby Elizabeth Barkley … daughter of Bob and Cathy Barkley … has three siblings, Brandon, Just and Zac … majoring in biology.

Year GP Shots Goals Assists Points Shot % KO DKO
2018 32 210 107 11 118 .510 27 116
2017 30 149 86 22 108 .577 26 103
2016 26 137 65 19 84 .474 29 91
2015 26 122 56 7 63 .459 21 46
Career  114  618



373 .505 103 356

Career Bests:
Goals: 7 vs. La Verne (3/30/18)

            6  (on eight different occasions over her four years)
Shots: 13 vs. St. Francis (Brooklyn) (4/3/16)
Assists: 4 vs. Saint Francis (Pa.) (3/11/17)
Points: 8 vs. Occidental (3/16/17); 8 vs. Siena (4/2/16)

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