Nicole Barnhart’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

Intro
National Women’s Soccer League and United States national team goalkeeper

A.K.A.
Nicole Renee Barnhart

Is

Athlete Football player Association football player

From

United States of America

Type

Sports

Gender
female

Birth

10 October 1981, Pottstown, USA

Age:
38 years

Star sign

Libra

Education

Stanford University

Awards

National Women’s Soccer League Goalkeeper of the Year
2013

National Women’s Soccer League Best XI
2013

National Women’s Soccer League Player of the Month
2014

Sports Teams

Philadelphia Independence

FC Gold Pride

California Storm

FC Kansas City

United States women’s national soccer team

Nicole Renee Barnhart (born October 10, 1981) is an American soccer goalkeeper, and a two-time Olympic gold medalist who currently plays for Utah Royals FC in the National Women’s Soccer League. She played for the FC Gold Pride and the Philadelphia Independence in Women’s Professional Soccer, and is a goalkeeper of the United States national team. She competed in qualifying matches for 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, 2011 Four Nations Tournament and 2011 Algarve Cup.

Table of Contents

Early lifeStanford UniversityClub career
FC Kansas City, 2013-2017
Utah Royals FC, 2018–presentInternational careerCoachingCareer statisticsClub careerInternational careerHonors and awardsInternationalClubIndividual
Early life
Barnhart was born in Pottstown, Pennsylvania and grew up in Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania. She attended Boyertown High School in Berks County, Pennsylvania where she played for the boys’ team for all four years, playing on the field as well as in goal. She also played basketball and lacrosse, and was named an All-American.

Stanford University
Barnhart played college soccer for the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford University. She was named an all-Pacific-10 Conference player in 2002, 2003 and 2004, and holds the Stanford women’s record for lowest career goals-against average (0.41).

Club career
In 2009, Barnhart was allocated to FC Gold Pride for the inaugural season of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS).

In 2010, Barnhart helped the FC Gold Pride to the 2010 WPS title, starting 21 games and playing 1880 minutes while making 73 saves and allowing just 16 goals. She had eight shutouts, including the WPS championship game, and was named the WPS Goalkeeper of the Year and a WPS All-Star. She made 74 saves, allowed 23 goals for a 1.44 goals against average (GAA) and earned two shutouts.

In 2011, she 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. She earned a shutout in the 2–0 Super Semifinal victory against magicJack. Barnhart compiled a 4–3–2 record with three shutouts and had a goals against average (GAA) of 1.11.

FC Kansas City, 2013-2017
On January 11, 2013 Barnhart was one of three members from the United States women’s national team that was allocated to the new NWSL club FC Kansas City, along with Lauren Cheney and Becky Sauerbrunn via the NWSL Player Allocation. Her 2013 regular-season record of ten scoreless “clean sheet” games remained until surpassed by Adrianna Franch in a longer, 2017 season. In August 2013, she was named NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year.

Barnhart appeared in 22 games in 2014, recording 8 clean sheets. She played in both the semi-final and final for FCKC, helping them to win the 2014 NWSL Championship over the Seattle Reign.

In 2015 she was named to the NWSL second XI after recording 8 clean sheets in 17 games. Barnhart was crowned NWSL Champion again in 2015 as FC Kansas City defeated Seattle Reign in the final for the second straight year.

Barnhart had similarly strong numbers in 2016, starting 20 games and recording 6 clean sheets, but FC Kansas City failed to qualify for the playoffs. In 2017 Barnhart started all 24 games for FC Kansas City, and recorded 6 shutouts, however FCKC missed the playoffs for the second straight year.

Utah Royals FC, 2018–present
After FC Kansas City ceased operations following the 2017 season, Barnhart was officially added to the roster of the Utah Royals FC on February 12, 2018. Barnhart made her debut for the Royals on June 2 against Sky Blue FC as starting goalkeeper Abby Smith was away on international duty.

International career
Barnhart has appeared in 53 matches for the United States women’s national soccer team. She made her debut in a five-minute appearance as forward against Mexico on October 16, 2004. As the third U.S. goalkeeper at the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup, she was only expected to see action in the event of injuries to Hope Solo and Briana Scurry.

Barnhart was the hero of the U.S. Women’s 2008 CONCACAF final against Canada when she saved a penalty that won the final.

Barnhart was a member of the gold-medal winning USA team at 2008 Beijing Olympic, although she did not appear in a match with Hope Solo playing all six U.S. matches.

In 2010, with Solo out for shoulder surgery and recovery, Barnhart started 11 matches, with 8 wins, 1 loss, and 2 draws, and allowed 5 goals in 990 minutes; including 5 matches in CONCACAF qualifying tournament for FIFA Women’s World Cup and 2 shutout playoff matches against Italy that secured the berth for 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. In 2011, she started 9 matches and won 2 tournaments, at the Four Nations Tournament in China in January and the Algarve Cup in Portugal in March; with 6 wins, 2 losses, and 1 draw. She was on the roster for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup alongside Hope Solo, but did not get playing time.

At the 2012 London Olympics, Nicole Barnhart received her second Olympic gold medal as a standby goalkeeper for the United States; she did not get playing time, with Hope Solo playing every minute of the United States’ six matches.

As a standby goalkeeper to Briana Scurry and Hope Solo, Barnhart has not competed in a single match in an Olympic or a FIFA World Cup tournament.

Coaching
Barnhart is currently a volunteer assistant coach at Stanford University. In the 2011 season as a volunteer assistant coach, she helped lead her alma-mater, the Stanford Cardinal, to its first national championship in Kennesaw, Georgia. The Cardinal defeated the Duke Blue Devils 1–0.

Career statistics
Club career

Team

Season

League

Domestic league

Domestic playoffs

Total

Apps

Starts

Minutes

Shutouts

Apps

Starts

Minutes

Shutouts

Apps

Starts

Minutes

Shutouts

California Storm

2006–

WPSL

Total

FC Gold Pride

2009

WPS

15

15

1350

2

15

15

1350

2

2010

21

21

1880

7

1

1

90

1

22

22

1970

8

Total
36
36
3230
9
1
1
90
1
37
37
3320
10

Philadelphia Independence

2011

WPS

9

9

840

2

2

2

180

1

11

11

1020

3

Total
9
9
840
2
2
2
180
1
11
11
1020
3

FC Kansas City

2013

NWSL

20

20

1800

10

1

1

120

0

21

21

1920

10

2014

22

22

1980

8

2

2

180

1

24

24

2160

9

2015

17

17

1530

8

2

2

180

2

19

19

1710

10

2016

20

20

1800

6

20

20

1800

6

2017

24

24

2160

6

24

24

2160

6

Total
103
103
9270
38
5
5
480
3
108
108
9750
41

Utah Royals FC

2018

NWSL

8

7

648

3

8

7

648

3

2019

20

20

1800

10

20

20

1800

10

Total
28
27
2448
13




28
27
2448
13

Career total

176

175

15788

62

8

8

750

5

184

183

16538

67

International career

Nation

Year

International appearances

Apps

Starts

Minutes

Shutouts

United States

2004

1

0

5

0

2005

2

2

180

2

2007

1

1

90

1

2008

13

8

885

5

2009

3

2

225

2

2010

11

11

990

7

2011

10

9

810

3

2012

5

1

270

1

2013

8

5

540

3

Career total

54

39

3995

24

Honors and awards
International

Olympic Gold Medal: 2008, 2012
Algarve Cup: 2010, 2011
Four Nations Tournament: 2011
FIFA Women’s World Cup Runner-up: 2011

Club

WPS championship: 2010

NWSL championship: 2014, 2015

Individual

NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year: 2013

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