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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Barber, Xue Earn Final Big West Weekly Awards11/28/2016 - W. Volleyball
Long Beach State closed the regular season with a pair of non-conference wins, as Nele Barber and...
LBSU Closes Season With 3-1 Win Over Denver11/26/2016 - W. Volleyball
Long Beach State secured a 25-20, 25-19, 21-25, 25-16 victory over Denver on Saturday afternoon, ...
Long Beach State Blocks Off North Texas, 3-111/25/2016 - W. Volleyball
The Beach nearly matched a season high with 20 total blocks on Friday afternoon, taking a 25-27, ...
Beach Closes Regular Season vs. North Texas,...11/22/2016 - W. Volleyball
Long Beach State hosts a pair of matches this weekend, welcoming in North Texas and Denver to...
Hailey Harward Wins Big West Defensive Player...11/21/2016 - W. Volleyball
Freshman libero Hailey Harward has been named Big West Defensive Player of the Week for her...
Nele Barber Shines on Senior Night as Beach...11/19/2016 - W. Volleyball
Long Beach State gave senior Nele Barber a fitting tribute on Saturday night, as the senior led...