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Boston College Defender Kaliya Johnson Re-Signed by the Boston Pride

August 20, 2018 - National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) - Boston Pride News Release

Former Boston College standout Kaliya Johnson is returning for her second season with the Boston Pride and third in the NWHL.

"It's going to be a great year and we are ready to compete!" said Johnson, 23. "I love playing with these girls and competing every day - not only the games but against each other in practice. I'm very excited to be back in Boston this season."

The 5-7 defender has played 30 games in her first two seasons, starting with the Connecticut Whale before joining the Pride last season.

At Boston College, Johnson had 7 goals and 36 assists for 43 points in 142 games, and was part of the 2012 U.S. team that won silver at the U-18 World Championships.

Growing up in Arizona, she played in the Desert Youth Hockey organization, including two years in the boys' program. From age 15 until earning the scholarship from BC, she played at North American Hockey Academy in Stowe, Vermont. She was a Junior Women's Hockey League First Team all-star as she helped NAHA win the 2011-12 league championship.

Johnson wears No. 10 in the NWHL in honor of her mother, Kelli, who wore the number as a collegiate and professional basketball player.

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