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Cayla Barnes selected to second consecutive U.S. Women's Olympic Team

By Chris Bayee, 01/14/22, 4:30PM PST


The former Jr. Ducks and Lady Ducks defenseman plays at Boston College.

Former Lady Ducks and Jr. Ducks defenseman Cayla Barnes is headed to her second Olympics in a row. Photo courtesy of John Quakenbos via Boston College Athletics

Former Anaheim Jr. Ducks and Lady Ducks player Cayla Barnes has been selected to the U.S. Women's Olympic hockey team for the time in a row.

Barnes, who is a senior at Boston College, won a gold medal with the 2018 team at PyeongChang. She also won gold at the Women's World Championships in 2019 and is the only three-time gold medalist for the U.S. Under-18 team. She was the youngest player on Team USA at the 2018 Games. 

Barnes has had a decorated career for the Eagles as well. The team's captain as a redshirt junior last season, she was a second-team All-American last season, when she had 10 points and blocked 36 shots, as well as a Hockey East First-Team All-Star. She is in the top-10 all time in points by a defenseman in program history (56).

As a redshirt sophomore, she had 23 points and was a finalist for Hockey East Player of the Year.

Barnes, 22, has competed for Team USA a total of 16 times already. She has 33 points (nine goals) in 68 games.