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Memorial High Valedictorian Signs with Seawolves

Author: J. Mills

Posted on Jun 18, 2020

Category: Soccer , ACAA , Varsity Sports

Valedictorian of her class, ringette player, hockey player and soccer player, what can Julianne MacCallum not do?

Julianne started playing soccer at a young age, she has since been on multiple competitive soccer teams and has received numerous awards, such as the Heart & Hustle Award, the JMH Citizenship Award and the Green & Gold Award.

She grew up in Miramichi where she attended James M Hill Memorial High School. She played on her high school soccer team where she was awarded the JMH Soccer Dedication Award and the Player of the Game Award. Julianne was a key defensive midfield player when her team brought home the first ever AA Girls Provincial Banner in 2018. She has travelled to Boston to compete in the Needham tournament, where she scored the penalty kick to take her team to the final game and she has attended two Atlantic Tournaments representing New Brunswick. Julianne was also a member of the Miramichi United Soccer team where her team placed first at the U18 Division 1 Provincials in 2019. In her senior year of high school, Julianne was not only named captain of the high school soccer team, but she was also the president of her Student Council.

“Soccer has become my biggest passion. The soccer field is a comforting place I can go to relieve stress, focus on the moments in front of me and stay active and healthy” says Julianne.

Julianne is thankful for soccer as it has taught her perseverance, commitment, and confidence. She has learned how to be a team player and how to be a leader. The sport has given her the opportunity to represent her high school, her city, her province and now, her university.

When Julianne visited UNB Saint John’s campus, she knew it was the school for her as she could already picture herself attending classes. She will be taking the Bachelor of Science program in Bio-Psychology for her undergraduate degree as she wants to pursue a career in the medical field. Julianne has heard wonderful stories of the Seawolves soccer program and is excited to be given the opportunity to continue her love of soccer at a higher competitive level. As an athlete, she hopes to grow with the team and be a positive, contributing member of the Seawolves squad.

Coach Dave Vicente has seen some game film of Julianne playing and was impressed with her passing and positional play. He is confident that she will provide the team with more depth in the midfield, allowing the team to be more dynamic moving forward.  

Julianne’s parents are her biggest supporters. They have travelled across the province and even the states to allow her to continue her passion. She has always looked up to them as they encourage her to be the best she can be and to always work hard at everything she does. Her mother and father have taught her to never give up and she will carry all of their lessons throughout her life, on and off the field.

She is very excited to learn and build on her soccer experience at UNBSJ.

Welcome to the Seawolves family Julianne!