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Seawolves Soccer program recruits local talent

Author: Stephanie Guimond

Posted on Apr 19, 2018

Category: Varsity Sports , Soccer , ACAA

The UNB Saint John Seawolves Soccer program has signed Makayla Martin from Quispamsis, NB for the 2018-19 Varsity season.

Seawolves Soccer athletes often come up through the ranks from local soccer organizations in Saint John. Makayla Martin did just that and her love of the sport has been apparent since she was four years old.

Her athletic resume includes playing competitively with the Fundy Soccer Association since 2011, she played for Team New Brunswick and in the Atlantics tournament, both from 2012-2016. She then went on to compete at Nationals in 2016. Makayla was in the high performance program with the Fundy Soccer Association where she was coached by one of our very own Seawolves Alumni, Jason Brown (FSA, Technical Director).

For Makayla, soccer is second nature to her and was a big part of her life over the years. It has helped her become more outgoing and confident in her ability. Her passion will continue on as she makes the transition to ACAA level competition. "It has helped shape me into who I am today". In addition to being a great soccer player, Makayla also coaches soccer as she wants to help other athletes reach their full potential. Makayla chose UNB Saint John because she wants to stay close to home, she likes the coaches and she feels UNB Saint John and the Seawolves will be a good fit for her. She will be taking the Bachelor of Arts degree in the fall with aspirations to become a Social Worker.

PJ Ward, current assistant coach to the Seawolves has seen Makayla progress as an athlete and knows what she is capable of. He also coached her at Fundy Soccer so he knows first hand what she will bring to the table. Coach Ward had her come out to scrimmage with the team last summer and concluded that her skills, fitness and grit would help the team greatly. "She is going to bring us some speed and goal scoring, she will work very hard and is eager to improve".

Welcome to the Seawolves Family Makayla!