UND Staff

Christy Yarnell

Women's Lacrosse Assistant Coach


Christy Yarnell, former member of the United States under-19 national team, is in her first season as assistant women?s lacrosse coach at Notre Dame. She will work specifically with the Irish goalkeepers while assisting with all phases of the program.

Yarnell graduated from the University of Richmond in 1999 with a degree in studio art and a minor in education. She left as the top goalkeeper in Richmond history after starting every game in her career and setting almost every Spider goalkeeping record during her career, including career saves (678), single-season saves (252), career save percentage (.559) and single-season save percentage (.582). The Boothwyn, Pa., native, captained the team her senior year and played 707 of 840 total minutes in ?99, saving 188 shots for a .536 save percentage.

Yarnell, who has staffed the Point Blank Goalkeeping Camp since 1996, played with the United States under-19 national team that won the 1995 World Championships. She served as a member of the Richmond Student-Athlete Advisory Committee from 1997-99 and was president of the organization during her senior year. Yarnell also was a four-year starter on the Spider field hockey teams and was a two-time Colonial Athletic Association all-conference field hockey selection.