Christina A. Barba ’98
Excelled to Become Captain of Three Teams Whether she was playing field hockey, ice hockey, or lacrosse, Christina Barba treated each sport as her favorite, earning 12 varsity letters and numerous honors. She is considered the ultimate role model for demonstrating humility, respect, and kindness. As a freshman, Christina was selected to represent New Jersey in the National Lacrosse Tournament. The following year, when Pingry introduced ice hockey, she served as the team’s captain for the first of three consecutive seasons. During junior year, she was named 1st Team All Conference by the North Jersey Field Hockey Coaches Association (NJFHCA), as well as 1st Team All County (The Star-Ledger). On the lacrosse team, Christina was the top scorer with 40 goals and 13 assists. Her leadership skills were prominent when she served as captain of all three teams in her senior year. Christina led the field hockey team in goals and became one of the top 20 leaders in scoring in New Jersey. Her Star-Ledger honors included 1st Team All Conference, 1st Team All County, and 1st Team All State Group I, as well as being named “Somerset County Field Hockey Player of the Year.” She was also named 1st Team All Area by the Courier News. In lacrosse, the Courier News named her 1st Team All Area. At graduation, Christina received the Andrea Montague Field Hockey Award, the Girls’ Lacrosse Sportsmanship Award, and The Class of 1902 Emblem Award. She played club field hockey and ice hockey at Princeton University and served as the assistant women’s varsity lacrosse coach at the National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C. in 2006.