Llanes, a native of San Jose and a graduate of Northeastern University where she played NCAA DI hockey for four years, enters her season with the Barracuda in 2022-23. Following her collegiate career, she would go on to play nine seasons of pro between the Boston Pride (National Woman’s Hockey League), Kunlun Red Star/Shenzhen KRS Vanke Rays (CWHL and Russian Woman’s Hockey League). She was the first player in history to win a Championship in all three professional leagues. In 2022, Llanes represented China at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China and also served as the team’s strength and conditioning coach.
Her training background began in 2013, as she served as the strength and conditioning coach for Dan Boothby Performance Training, which serves various prep and collegiate programs in the Boston area, along with current NHL players and prospects. While still working for Dan Boothby Performance Training, Llanes assisted the Buckingham Browne and Nicholas Prep School hockey programs. For the 2015-16 school year, she was a grad assistant strength and conditioning coach for Northeastern University Athletics, and from 2016-17, she was the head strength and conditioning coach and assistant coach for the New England Hockey Club (Junior Woman’s Hockey League). From 2015-17, she was the head strength coach and on ice development coach/evaluator for Massachusetts Hockey Development under the umbrella of the USA Hockey. Since 2014, she has also owned her own performance training company, Train Perform Repeat. She still manages and coaches Chinese National Team players who are based out of North America.