LPHF: Cayla Barnes is under contract for three years with the Montreal team

The Montreal team has reached an agreement with its first pick in the last LPHF draft, defender Cayla Barnes.

The announcement was made Friday via press release.

Barnes is under contract through the 2026-27 season.

She won the NCAA national championship with the Ohio State Buckeyes last spring, contributing greatly to the team’s success with 36 points and a plus-71 ratio, the highest total in the country.

The 25-year-old from Eastvale, California, previously played for four seasons with the Boston College Eagles. A member of the American national team, she won the gold medal in 2018 and the silver in 2022. She has also worn the American colors at five world championships, winning two gold medals and three medals. money.

“We are extremely pleased to have reached this agreement so quickly. Cayla will strengthen us on the blue line, especially since her style fits with the one we recommend, declared general director Danièle Sauvageau. Since we drafted her, we realize even more what a good person Cayla is and know that she will fit perfectly within our team. »

“I am really excited and honored to join Montreal for three seasons,” said Barnes. I’m really looking forward to playing in front of such incredible fans and exploring the city of Montreal. This organization is a place where I know I will continue to grow as a player and as a person. I’m really looking forward to getting to work. »

Per the Players’ Association, the salary terms of the agreement will not be revealed.

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