Nicole Barnhart Joins Stanford Coaching Staff

Aug. 18, 2005

Stanford, Calif. -

Cardinal standout Nicole Barnhart graduated from Stanford earlier this year, but she will remain on The Farm this season as a volunteer assistant coach for the women's soccer program. A member of the U.S. National Team, Barnhart will also be training and competing throughout the fall.

'I am excited for the opportunity to still be involved with the women's program,' says Barnhart. 'My career on The Farm was definitely memorable and now I am looking forward to experiencing the coaching side of the game and working with the team.'

Barnhart finished her collegiate career as the school's all-time leader in goals-against average with a 0.451 mark over 71 games. She also ranks second in Stanford history with 39 shutouts and third all-time with 210 saves. She will work with the Cardinal's three current keepers: senior Elizabeth Barnard, sophomore Erica Holland and freshman Alex Gamble.

Barnhart earned her first cap with the Senior National Team last fall, entering the game as a forward in the 81st minute against Mexico. She had several quality touches on the front line, as the U.S. won, 1-0, over Mexico.

Stanford will begin the 2005 campaign on Aug. 27, as the 14th-ranked Cardinal open the season against No. 7 Portland in Oregon. Stanford then kicks off its home season against San Jose State on Sept. 2 at 7 p.m.

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