|Barnhill is being inducted as “a truly great contributor – for contributions in the fields of coaching, development and service.”
Following a 14-year playing career, including helping Ursinus to a record of 42-2-1 in her four years, Barnhill achieved great success as a coach. She began her coaching career at St. Catherine’s and then coached at the College of William & Mary from 1982 to 1998. She led William & Mary to a record of 151-81-1 in her 16 years at the school, including six NCAA tournament appearances and four conference championships.
She was also an assistant coach for the gold-medal winning U.S. World Cup team in 1989
Barnhill was very active in governance of the sport, serving as chair of the US Lacrosse Board of Directors from 2000 to 2002. She was also first vice president of the United States Women’s Lacrosse Association from 1987 to 1989.
She has been inducted into the Ursinus and William & Mary athletic halls of fame as well as the US Lacrosse Charlottesville and Delaware Chapter halls.