Hometown: Massapequa, N.Y.
Previous School: Massapequa High School
Prior to VCU
- Following his senior year earned All-Region, All-State, All-Long Island, and All-County recognition, as well as being named his team MVP.
- Named Ralph Whitney AA Player of the Year after his senior year of high school
- Has been a member of the national pool for the US Youth National Team.
- Played in international friendlies with the Region I ODP squad
- Spent the last two years playing for the Cosmos Academy, serving as captain and was among the national leaders in goals with 16.
Giffard on Barnathan
“Dakota is a hard-working player with a lot of upside. He’s a leader, he’s been the captain of basically every team he has been on. We expect him to challenge for playing time right away and over the course of his career be a major influence on our culture.”