Nicole Barnhart Voted ARNG Player of the Month

FC KANSAS CITY GOALKEEPER NICOLE BARNHART VOTED

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD PLAYER OF THE MONTH

                          

CHICAGO (July 3, 2014) – FC Kansas City goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart was voted the Army National Guard Player of the Month by the media for the month of June of the 2014 NWSL season.

 

The U.S. international went 4-0-0 without conceding a goal in four games for the Blues during the month to help power FCKC to a perfect 5-0-0 record in June and extend the team’s current winning streak to six games – and it’s unbeaten run to eight matches.

 

Barnhart, 32, made 12 saves over four games in the month – including a three-save effort against Portland Thorns FC on June 28 at Verizon Wireless Field in Kansas City, Mo. to extend her current shutout streak to five games.

 

The Stanford product has not allowed a goal in the last 495 minutes since Seattle Reign FC midfielder Kim Little converted a penalty kick against her in a 1-1 home draw on May 21.

 

The Gilbertsville, Pa. native’s four clean sheets in June pushed her season total to a league best seven shutouts – three more than her closest competitor, Seattle Reign FC goalkeeper and fellow U.S. international Hope Solo (four shutouts).

 

Barnhart, the 2013 NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year, is the third FC Kansas City player to be voted the NWSL Player of the Month – joining midfielders Lauren Holiday and Erika Tymrak, who claimed the honor last season.

 

FC Kansas City returns to action Sunday, July 6 at 6 p.m. ET against Sky Blue FC at Yurcak Field in Piscataway, N.J.

 

The Army National Guard Player of the Month is selected each month of the regular season by a selection of journalists that cover the league on a consistent basis.

 

About Army National Guard

The National Guard congratulates Nicole Barnhart on her extraordinary skills as the FC Kansas City goalkeeper earning her place this month. Being a member of the Guard is like being a member of a soccer team-united we play, united we win. As in soccer, flexibility, dedication and commitment are the keys to success in the National Guard. As a part-time job, the Guard offers flexibility to its members so they can balance school/work/play while providing them with opportunities to develop their personal and professional skills. The National Guard's free soccer clinics and camps are a way to introduce the local Guard recruiter to members of their community who may see the Guard as an opportunity to earn a paycheck, receive college tuition assistance or gain life experience on the path to reaching your reach your goals.

 

In more than 3,200 locations, there is a National Guardsmen in nearly every community. The incredible versatility of National Guard members enables its troops to respond to domestic emergencies, support our national defense strategy, provide counterdrug support, assist in overseas reconstruction efforts and more - all with equal speed, strength and efficiency.