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A Family Legacy Continues: Salamone Signs with Seawolves

Author: S. Guimond

Posted on Mar 4, 2021

Category: ACAA , Varsity Sports , Soccer


Anna Salamone, from Rothesay, New Brunswick has officially signed with the Seawolves Women’s Soccer program. She began playing soccer at 5 years old and since then has committed much of her time participating at the highest levels in New Brunswick.

She will be graduating from Kennebecasis Valley high school where she led her varsity soccer team to a championship in 2020. In addition to her high school soccer career, her athletic experience has a wide range: Team NB (2 years), Atlantic’s (St. John’s NFLD & Charlottetown PEI), Fundy Soccer Premier Team (7 years), Fundy Soccer College Performance program (4 years), Nationals in Laval, QC representing New Brunswick. While her athletic achievements are mentioned, Anna’s academic achievements have been impressive as well. Anna has kept a consistent average of over 90% throughout her academic career, she participated in multiple math competitions, was awarded Top Academic Student, Exemplary Student and High Honors.

Anna’s connection with soccer runs deep within the Salamone family, the sport is in her blood and roots which explains her passion for it. Her father’s side of the family grew up playing soccer, cheering on Italy in the world cup, telling stories of games from when her father played with his uncles, brothers, and cousins. She mentions there was no escape from the sport, but she is grateful for that. Soccer lets her contribute to the Salamone family legacy and she looks forward to passing this on to children of her own one day. Anna’s parents are her biggest role models, they have always supported her and pushed her to keep going even when she had doubts. Anna has learned the importance of dedication, commitment and sportsmanship through her parents and admires how hard working they are.

Head Coach, Dave Vicente knows Anna through coaching her during her time with the Fundy Soccer program. He has witnessed firsthand how hard working she is and notes that she has great ball control and vision.

“She is a very tenacious midfielder that is willing to stick in a hard tackle when need be. I believe Anna is going to bring us some bite in the midfield and good ball distribution. Coming from a very competitive program she will also bring that (competitive) mentality to training and games.”

Anna chose UNB Saint John because it offers courses required for a Bachelor of Science degree and that the campus is so close to home. Her career aspirations are to work in the medical field but is undecided on her concentration. Coach Vicente is another reason she chose UNB Saint John and the Seawolves program. “I got to know Coach Vicente this year through the College Performance program. His competitiveness and winning mind set made me realize how much I want to be on a team with the same mentality.”

She mentions that the Seawolves are inching closer to having a chance to compete at Nationals and she wants to be a part of that. Her biggest goal is to continue learning and Cstriving to achieve more. She hopes to have a positive impact on the team by adding her technical ability and resilient attitude. Anna is eager to join the squad and continue to learn from Coach Vicente.

Welcome to the Seawolves Family Anna!