Bethlehem College: A three-sport star at Bethlehem, lettering in volleyball, netball, and swimming ... In swimming was the region winner in the backstroke and the freestyle ... Led the netball team to a runner-up finish in the region ... In volleyball, started with a ninth place finish in the Division 1 High School national championships as a sophomore, then led the team to a fifth place finish as a junior and a championship finals appearance in her senior season ... Earned All-Tournament Team honors at the New Zealand High School Nationals ... Named the All-Around Maori Sportswoman in 2007 and 2008 ... Also selected as the Top Sport Woman at Bethlehem College in 2009 ... Played beach volleyball with the New Zealand national team ... Competed in the U19 world championships in Turkey in 2009 ... Reached the Top 8 in the New Zealand Beach Tour ... Also a member of the junior national indoor volleyball team ... A member of both the U17 and U19 teams ... Won the women's New Zealand national club championship with the Tauranga Women's club in 2008.
Personal: Parents are John and Jane Hirini ... Earned Top of Year honors in 2008 and 2009 in secondary school ... Major is undeclared.
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Long Beach State Falls to No. 10 San Diego, 3-109/16/2016 - W. Volleyball
Playing its second match of the day, Long Beach State battled well out of the locker room, but...
Beach Survives San Jose State in Five Sets09/16/2016 - W. Volleyball
Long Beach State was pushed to five sets for the fourth time in its last five matches, but came...
Long Beach State Falls in Four vs. No. 11 UCLA09/14/2016 - W. Volleyball
Long Beach State fell victim a strong Bruins defense on Wednesday night, coming up short in a 25-...
Pair of Top 15 Matchups Highlight Women's...09/13/2016 - W. Volleyball
Four more matches await Long Beach State this week, starting with a visit from No. 11 UCLA on...
Nele Barber Named AVCA Player of the Week09/13/2016 - W. Volleyball
Long Beach State outside hitter Nele Barber has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I...
Nele Barber, YiZhi Xue Earn Big West Weekly Awards09/12/2016 - W. Volleyball
Long Beach State women’s volleyball had a pair of players honored by the Big West...