On Barnhill: Senior goalkeeper who will compete for her starting position this fall ... emerged as Terps’ starting keeper late last season and helped team to the NCAA Second Round … has good size and athleticism ... her height is a major asset ... a calming presence in goal … possesses exceptional ability to hold on to the ball.
As a junior (2002): Played in 14 games, starting nine of the final 10 games of the season … posted an overall record of 7-3-1 with 1.25 GAA and .776 save pct. … recorded a 5-1-1 record in seven regular-season starts … posted third solo shutout with two saves vs. American (11/15) … equaled career-high seven saves for third time vs. North Carolina (11/8) in the ACC Semifinals … tied career high with seven saves vs. No. 2 UNC (11/1) … moved record to 5-1 with four saves in 4-1 win at James Madison (10/28) … third win in a row came against Clemson (10/20), as she made a career-high seven saves … became first Terp goalkeeper since Kassie Knecht in 1995 to post shutouts in first two college starts with two saves vs. George Mason (10/16) in 2-0 win … shut out hometown team Virginia (10/11) in first career start, making three saves … played final 37:06 at Penn State (10/8), making five saves in relief after Mariel Wilner was issued a red card … came on in relief of an injured Wilner and played final 57:31, making five saves and earning first career win in key ACC match vs. Duke (9/27) … split shutout with Wilner in win over George Washington (9/22) … played final 24:16 of shutout win over Fordham (8/30).
As a sophomore (2001): Served as a backup to All-ACC goalkeeper Ali Wolff ... did not see any playing time ... saw significant playing time during the spring season and had several “stellar performances” according to Higgins-Cirovski in allowing just one goal during the spring season ... underwent minor knee injury following the season which did not effect her play.
As a freshman (2000): Spent first collegiate season as a backup to All-ACC goalkeeper Riki-Ann Serrins ... made college debut against Howard (10/11) ... played the first 29:35 of the second half, making three saves ... member of the ACC Honor Roll.
Before Maryland: Played at Charlottesville High School in Charlottesville, Va. ... four-year letterwinner in soccer ... named Central Virginia Player of the Year as a junior and senior ... first team all-region and first team All-Jefferson District as a sophomore, junior and senior ... player of the year as a junior and senior ... recorded a peerless 0.40 goals against average as a senior ... played four years of basketball ... member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Kristen Joy Barnhill ... born Aug. 30, 1982 in Durham, N.C. ... daughter of Cindy and Brad Barnhill ... twin brother Kevin (20) attends James Madison ... also has a brother Kelby (22) ... majoring in secondary education in mathematics.
Career Stats Year GP GS Min. GA Sv. GAA ShO 2000 1 0 29:35 0 3 0.00 0.5 2001 Did Not Play 2002 14 9 1076:55 15 52 1.25 4.8 2003 21 21 1856:36 25 94 1.20 3 (4) Totals 36 30 2862:06 40 149 1.26 6 (8)