U-17 national team representative Caitlin Cantrill has signed with Southeastern Conference school LSU and will make the move to Baton Rouge for the spring season. Cantrill has represented Australia on several occasions at the youth level, including playing alongside Washington State striker Tia Gavin and Southeast Missouri State defender Siena Senatore in 2012/13. Cantrill has also spent the last two seasons training with W-League side Canberra United.
Moving to her new school in the American spring will give Cantrill an extra six months with the team and provide the midfielder with a significant advantage in the battle for early playing time over her fellow recruits, who will not be joining until shortly before the season starts in August.
2015 saw LSU reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time in four years, where they were defeated in the first round by South Alabama. The side has lost 9 players to graduation though, which could make this a rebuilding year for the Tigers. However, that also means spots will be opening up in the starting lineup, affording Cantrill a chance to establish herself early.