U.S. Soccer
Nicole Barnhart
Women's National Team

Nicole Barnhart

Goalkeeper Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

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  • Hometown

    Gilbertsville, Pa.

  • Club

    FC Kansas City

U.S. National Team: A backup goalkeeper on the USA’s past four teams to compete at world championship tournaments (2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup, 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup and 2012 London Olympics) … Played well enough during a stint at the 2007 WNT Residency Training Camp to earn a contract and a place on the Women’s World Cup Team and a solid roster spot on the team for seven years.

Hasn't feature for the USA in a competitive match so far this year but was called into the WNT's January camp in California, and traveled with the team to Europe for its opening matches of 2015 against France on Feb. 8 and Egland on Feb. 13... 2014: Did not feature for the USA in a competitive match but, was called into numerous camps, where she provided strong veteran competition for the WNT’s deep and talented pool of goalkeepers … 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 … Youth National Teams: A member of the 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 U-21 Nordic Cup Teams, she helped the USA to titles in Finland, Denmark, Iceland and Sweden, respectively … Was a member of the USA’s U-18 and U-16 National Team pools … First Appearance: Oct. 16, 2004, vs. Mexico … First Appearance in Goal: March 9, 2005, vs.  France … First Shutout: March 9, 2005, vs. France.

Professional / Club – 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 … Youth Club: Played for FC DELCO youth club, winning several state championships … In 2005, inducted into the FC DELCO Hall of Fame … Also played for Souderton in her earlier club years, as well as with a boys’ club team from Boyertown ... Played significant time on the field, as well.

College / High School – Played in 71 games in her career at Stanford, starting 66 … Was inducted into the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame in October of 2014 … Ranks No. 1 in Cardinal history with 35 career shutouts and is second all-time in minutes played (6,180) for goalkeepers and goals-against average at 0.45, which is fifth in NCAA Division I history … She holds the NCAA record for shutouts in a season at 18 (tied with Notre Dame and former WNT GK LaKeysia Beene), achieved during her sophomore year … Played her senior season for Stanford in 2004, starting all 22 games while playing 2,044 minutes and allowing just 10 goals for a 0.44 GAA, good for third in the NCAA … Earned 10 shutouts and was named First-Team All-Pac 10 (her third All-Pac-10 recognition) and honorable mention All-Academic Pac-10 … Also named First-Team NSCAA All-American, co-captain and a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy … In 2003 as a junior, she earned First-Team All-West Region and All-Pac-10 honors ... She co-captained the team, starting all 21 games while playing 1,947 minutes, posted a 0.79 GAA and recorded seven shutouts on the year … Named a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy ... Earned honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic honors ... Tops the Stanford record book with a 0.45 career goals-against average ... As a sophomore in 2002, she was named First-Team NSCAA All-American and earned First-Team All-West Region and All-Pac-10 honors ... Started all 23 games in goal, amassing 2,047 minutes on the season ... Finished the year as the nation’s top goalkeeper with a 0.18 goals-against average ... She recorded 18 shutouts and allowed only four goals all season, a Stanford record ... Set single-season Cardinal records in minutes played (2,047), total shutouts (18), fewest goals allowed (4) and lowest goals-against average (0.18)... Also set the record for fewest goals allowed in the Pac-10 ... She posted career-high seven consecutive shutout games, shutting out Cal Poly, California, Notre Dame and Portland in the NCAA Tournament ... Earned honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic honors … Redshirted in 2001 due to a torn ACL … In 2000 as a freshman, she made five appearances, picking up four shared shutouts and saw action in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament against San Jose State ... Made her collegiate debut in the second half of a 4-0 win against Saint Mary’s, playing 15 minutes … High School: Played for the boys’ team at Boyertown High School for all four years, playing on the field a bit as well as in goal … Also played basketball and lacrosse, where she was an All-American.