Melbourne City FC can confirm that A-League Women’s goalkeeper, Lysianne Proulx, has joined National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) expansion side Bay FC.
The Canadian international joins the American NWSL side for an A-League Women’s record-breaking outgoing transfer fee just days after former City teammate, Kaitlyn Torpey, rewrote the record books with her move to San Diego Wave.
Proulx joined City ahead of the 2023/24 season, quickly becoming a key member of Head Coach Dario Vidosic’s side.
The 24-year-old played every minute of City’s first 14 games, playing a crucial role in City sitting top of the league table. Throughout her time at City, Proulx’s incredible shot-stopping was on display, making several crucial saves for Vidosic’s side.
Director of Football, Michael Petrillo, said:
“Despite only joining the Club ahead of the 2023/24 season, Lysianne’s progression has been very impressive.
“Lysianne’s record-breaking transfer is a testament to Dario, our staff, our group of players and the Club’s professionalism. This is why the world’s best leagues continue to look to us to deliver the next generation of talent.
“We are a Club that always strives for success in the A-League Women’s competition, but we’re also one that aspires to help our players reach their potential.”
Lysianne Proulx said:
“As my time in Melbourne comes to an end, I want to take the time to thank the Club for this incredible experience. Being a member of Melbourne City has been a turning point in my career, and I couldn’t be more grateful.
“As a City player, I was given the opportunity to play the most beautiful and exciting type of football I have played in my career so far, and I enjoyed every second of it. It was challenging but so rewarding.
“This Club is now a part of me, and I cannot wait to see this team achieve what I believe they can achieve.”
On behalf of everyone at Melbourne City FC, we would like to thank Lysianne for her contribution to the Club and wish her every success in the future.