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Grace Barnard Named an Assistant Coach for W&M Girls’s Soccer

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Grace Barnard has been named assistant coach of William & Mary Girls’s Soccer (Courtesy of William & Mary Athletics)

WILLIAMSBURG — William & Mary ladies’s soccer head coach Julie Shackford introduced the hiring of former Tribe goalkeeper Grace Barnard as an assistant coach on Wednesday. Barnard returns to her alma mater after spending the final 4 years as the pinnacle coach at Assumption Faculty in Worcester, Mass.

“We’re past thrilled to welcome Grace again to the Tribe,” Shackford stated. “Her expertise as a student-athlete at William & Mary provides her an automated connection to our crew and program. Her newest stops as each an assistant and most just lately, as head coach of Assumption, make hiring her even that extra thrilling.  I can’t wait to see what she brings to our goalkeepers, our crew, and the soccer group!  We’re honored!”

Barnard posted a 29-17-11 document over three seasons (2017-19), together with 18 shutouts. In complete, she coached 13 Northeast-10 All-Convention choices and 11 All-New England honorees. She led the Greyhounds to the 2018 Northeast-10 Convention Championship match.

Barnard noticed Kallie Villemaire etch her title within the Assumption document books. Villemaire earned Northeast-10 Convention Participant of the 12 months honors, was named the East Area Participant of the 12 months and was honored as an All-American throughout her profession. She set the college document for objectives in a season with 20 in 2018 and completed with a Greyhound document 49 throughout her profession from 2015-18.

Previous to taking up the reins at Assumption, Barnard spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Dartmouth Faculty. Throughout her time in Hanover, N.H., the crew by no means completed beneath .500 whereas 12 gamers earned all-conference honors and the crew had not less than one all-region choice every season. She began her teaching profession at Le Moyne the place she was an assistant coach for 3 seasons (2011-14).

Barnard holds a United Soccer Coaches Nationwide Diploma, a Goalkeeping Stage 1 Diploma and a Soccer Administration and Growth Diploma, together with a United States Soccer Federation “D” License.

Barnard performed for the Tribe from 2007-10, serving as this system’s beginning keeper in her closing two seasons. Barnard helped W&M to a few CAA Event appearances and a pair of journeys to the NCAA Event, advancing to the second spherical each occasions. Barnard began 30 of her 37 profession appearances, posting a 1.21 objectives in opposition to common. She totaled 124 profession saves and notched 11 shutouts.

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