Barnes, formerly known as Stonebarger, played most of her beach career with a former college teammate, Michelle Williams, formerly known as More. In 2005, they were never seeded higher than 20th, and knocked off six teams seeded 12th or higher. In 2006, they finished as the ninth ranked team on tour. Stonebarger ended the 2006 season with the second-most digs on the AVP tour (5.89 per game). They continued to finish in the top ten.
Barnes went to University of Nevada-Reno, where she was a three-time all-conference selection. Barnes was also a member of the U.S. National Training Team. She etched her name in the record book 14 times, including ranking first in career digs, third in career kills, and sixth in career aces. She holds four of the top eight single season dig totals, including the top two. She was named the school’s Female Strength Athlete of the Year, and the Scholar Athlete of the Year. Barnes graduated with a Bachelor’s in Communication, and a minor in Marketing.
Barnes is pursuing the things she’s most passionate about, volleyball, beauty & now motherhood. Her competitive spirit and love of volleyball keeps her centered on becoming one of the best players on Tour.