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Nicole Barnhart
Position: Volunteer Assistant Coach
Experience: 8 Years

Nicole Barnhart is an Olympic gold medalist, U.S. national team veteran and a current professional goalkeeper who serves as Stanford's volunteer assistant coach.

Barnhart is a regular in the U.S. national team lineup and has won two Olympic gold medals, in 2008 in Beijing and 2012 in London. She also played for the 2011 U.S. World Cup team that reached the championship final.

Barnhart, a veteran of two Olympic and two World Cup teams (including in 2007), has played in two U.S. pro leagues, including the 2013 season with FC Kansas City of the National Women's Soccer League.

She was the Goalkeeper of the Year while leading FC Gold Pride to the 2010 Women's Professional Soccer championship, and also played for the league's Philadelphia Freedom. She began coaching at Stanford as a volunteer assistant in 2005, shortly after completing her collegiate career for the Cardinal. She held the post from 2005-07 and then returned after the 2008 Olympics for Stanford's 2009 season.

A two-time first-team All-American, Barnhart continues to hold Stanford career records for goals-against average (0.45) and shutouts (35), as well as single-season marks in both categories (0.19 and 18, respectively).

Barnhart, a native of Gilbertsville, Pa., graduated from Stanford with a double degree in studio art and psychology in 2004.