#18 NICOLE BARNHART
Date of Birth: 10/10/1981
Hometown: Gilbertsville, PA
Professional: (2014) Started all 22 games she played for FC Kansas City, going the full 90 minutes in all but one match, and helped her club to its first NWSL championship; Posted an 11-6-5 record and her 1,935 minutes in goal were second in the NWSL only to fellow WNT goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher; One of only three ‘keepers to reach double-digit wins, placing second in the league with 11, which trailed only Hope Solo’s 13; Was fifth in the league in GAA at 1.13; Led the league in shutouts with eight and tied for the lead in games played (22) with 2014 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year Nadine Angerer; (2013) Allocated to FC Kansas City for the 2013 season of the NWSL and had a stellar year, playing every minute of all 20 of her starts while compiling a 10-5-5 record; Had a 0.95 goals against average in helping FCKC to a second place finish in the regular season and a playoff berth and was named the NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year; Led the league in shutouts with 10 and was tied for second in wins; Also named to the NWSL Best XI; (2011) Signed with the Philadelphia Independence for the 2011 WPS season and started nine total matches to help the club to a WPS playoff berth and a berth in the championship game… Earned a shutout in the 2-0 Super Semifinal victory against magicJack; Compiled a 4-3-2 record with three shutouts and had a goals-against average of 1.11; (2010) Helped FC Gold Pride to the 2010 WPS title, starting 21 games and playing 1,880 minutes while making 73 saves and allowing just 16 goals; Had eight shutouts, including the WPS championship game, and was named the WPS Goalkeeper of the Year and a WPS All-Star; Also was the goalkeeper on the WPS Best XI; (2009) Allocated to FC Gold Pride for the inaugural WPS season in 2009; Was the starting goalkeeper for FC Gold Pride, starting all 16 matches in which she played; Made 74 saves, allowed 23 goals for a 1.44 GAA and earned two shutouts.
U.S. National Team: (2013) Played in eight matches, six coming in the first half of the year as Hope Solo recovered from wrist surgery; Had a 4-0-1 record, allowing six goals and picking up three shutouts, pushing her career total to 24, good for third-best in U.S. history; Upped her career record to 32-3-6; Earned a shutout in the Algarve Cup Final, a 2-0 victory against Germany; Also earned a shutout against China PR during the Algarve Cup and played very well during a 3-0 victory against Canada in Toronto in June; (2012) Played in five games, starting one and had a 2-0-0 record while allowing just one goal; Her one start came in the third-place match of the Algarve Cup, a 4-0 shutout victory against Sweden; (2011) Played in 10 matches, starting nine, including the first eight of the year as Hope Solo finished her recovery from shoulder surgery; Those matches included back-stopping the USA to two tournament victories, at the Four Nations Tournament in China in January and the Algarve Cup in Portugal in March; Compiled a record of 6-2-1; (2010) Took over the starting role after Hope Solo had shoulder surgery in September and started all five games in CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifying and the two playoff matches against Italy; Strong play in two shutouts against Italy helped the USA secure its 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup berth; Played in 11 total matches, compiling a record of 8-1-2, and her 11 starts during the year were a career high; Allowed just five goals in 990 minutes of action (2009) Played in three matches for the USA, starting two, and earned 1-0 shutouts in both; The first was against Iceland at the Algarve Cup in March and the second against Canada in Rochester, N.Y., in July, the same match in which Abby Wambach scored her 100th goal; Did not allow a goal in 225 minutes of action; (2008) Played in four matches for the USA before undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in early May; Came back to play in 13 total matches, starting eight, and gave up just one goal while earning five shutouts; Earned a shutout against Italy at the Peace Queen Cup in South Korea; Earned a shutout against Norway in the USA’s third match of the 2008 Algarve Cup, helping the Americans to the championship game; Played in her most important international match to date against Canada in the championship game of the 2008 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament, making several excellent saves and sealing the win with a penalty kick stop in the shootout victory; (2007) Played in one match in 2007, getting the shutout against Mexico in Portland, Ore., on Oct. 17 during the post-WWC tour, her fourth career cap; (2006) Did not make an appearance; (2005) The youth national team veteran earned her first cap in goal and got her first career shutout with the full Women’s National Team on March 9 in a 1-0 victory against France at the Algarve Cup in Portugal; Earned her second career goalkeeper cap, also a shutout, in the USA’s 7-0 win against Ukraine in Portland, Ore.; (2004) Earned her first cap as a field player when the USA ran out of substitutes against Mexico at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Oct. 16 during the Fan Celebration Tour; She played the last five minutes plus stoppage time at forward next to Abby Wambach in the 1-0 win
College: Two-time All-American goalkeeper on the Stanford women's soccer team; Finished her collegiate soccer career with a career goals against average of 0.452, the lowest career GAA in Stanford program history; Also ranks second on the Cardinal career list with 39 career shutouts, and third on the program chart with 210 career saves; Set single season program records with 18 shutouts and a 0.189 GAA as a junior; Earned first cap for the United States National Team last October, playing nine minutes as a forward against Mexico.