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Chilliwack, B.C. Senior Sophie Hunt Joins Seawolves Soccer Team for 2022-23 Season

Author: Scott Mehan

Posted on Feb 25, 2022

Category: Soccer , Varsity Sports

Sophie Hunt, a senior at G.W. Graham Secondary, is yet another pick-up for the Seawolves women’s soccer team for their upcoming season.

We’re in a build, and I am excited for the talent that we have stepping on to the field this coming year,” says head coach PJ Ward.

Hunt, who currently plays club in her hometown, has been involved in the sport since a young age.

“I started playing soccer when I was 5 and through my youth I attended the Whitecaps skills academy and TSS skills academy,” says Hunt. “I am currently playing for the Burnaby District Metro club. 

When it comes to the sport, it’s more than just a game to Hunt.

“Soccer has always been an outlet for me and something to look forward to in my day. I love being able to play a competitive sport and meet new teammates.”

It was no surprise that Hunt looked for a post-secondary school that offered both strong academics as well as a strong soccer program so she could continue to play the sport she loves.

“I visited the campus last summer and practiced with the soccer team and immediately knew I wanted to go to UNB Saint John (UNBSJ).”

When it comes to her goals, Hunt has one thing on her mind.

The ultimate goal “is to try and win the ACAA championship.”

That type of drive and determination is exactly what Ward is looking for in a player.

“She will contribute the program by bringing willingness and hunger to win games. She is willing to do anything for her teammates,” says Ward. “She will increase the quality of the team passing abilities to unlock dangerous areas for us on the field.”

Program Coupled with Sport Winning Combination for Hunt  

The opportunity to play, coupled with a program that would let Hunt pursue her passion was a winning combination in selecting UNBSJ as her school of choice.

“I will be taking the Bachelor of Arts program and taking the Education program, hoping to pursue a teaching career,” says Hunt. “I really liked the environment of the university and the team dynamic.”

The Seawolves are excited to welcome Hunt to the family!