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Take 10: Women's Hockey's Cayla Barnes

Learn more about the redshirt freshman phenom with these 10 quick facts.

Class: Redshirt Freshman

Student Athlete: Enrolled in the Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences

Number: 23

Position: Defense

Hometown: Eastvale, California

High School Career: Barnes attended New Hampton School in New Hampshire, where she captained her team to their first ever New England Division I Championship in her senior year. She totaled 46 points in 27 games during her final season.

Awards and Accolades: Named USA Today’s 2016 ALL-USA Girls Hockey Player of the Year as a junior in high school.

Strong Start: Barnes has recorded 14 points—3 goals and 11 assists—in the 17 games she has played in thus far. She leads BC defensemen in scoring and is fifth overall on the team.

Familiarity is Key: Barnes played in five games last season for the Eagles before leaving the team for the U.S. National Team’s preparation camp in Tampa Bay, Florida. Due to her limited playing time, she was able to maintain her freshman year eligibility.

Young Olympian: At 19 years old, Barnes was the youngest member of the 2018 U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey Team. She was a key member of the squad, playing in all five games en route to a gold medal.

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