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Marr signs with women’s soccer squad

Author: Scott Briggs

Posted on Jun 9, 2023

Category: Varsity Sports , Soccer , ACAA

Jenna Marr has officially signed with the UNB Saint John Seawolves women’s soccer team for the 2023 varsity season.

A native of Saint John, N.B., Marr will soon graduate from Saint Malachy’s Memorial High School, where she played four years on the pitch for the Saints.
Marr’s love affair with the beautiful game began as a six-year-old while playing for the Saint John Soccer Club. She eventually became a captain and proud member of the club’s university prep program.
“I’ve been training consistently while maintaining a high-honour academic role,” said Marr. “Soccer is a way to push me outside my comfort zone and test my physical limits. I am passionate about it because it gives me goals to set, and I like to see if I can attain them by putting in the work during every game and practice, no matter what. I thrive off seeing improvement.”

That professional mindset impressed Seawolves head coach PJ Ward during the combines.
“Her speed was impressive and hunger to fight for every ball,” the field boss said of the local striker/winger. “She never gave up, regardless of the opponent. She will be bringing her desire to fight for every battle and hunger to win to the squad. She will be bringing her speed and consistent technical ability to the squad. I look forward to working with her and unlocking the potential she has.”
That process starts in September, when the Seawolves begin their quest to return to the ACAA playoffs. Marr wants to be an integral part of that pursuit.
“My goals as an athlete for the season are to continue to develop new skills on the field, stay consistent with my improvement, continue working my hardest and help the team bring home the ACAA championship,” she said. “I chose UNB Saint John because I knew it would be the right fit for my career and athletic ambitions by providing me with the right qualifications that I need to be successful in the future while allowing me to stay close to my family in my hometown.”
When she’s not on the pitch, Marr will be working on her science degree with the goal of eventually teaching in that field.
Marr credits her mother for helping her reach this level of academic and athletic success.
“My biggest role model would have to be my mother as she always encourages me to go after what I want and to work hard while she supports me in every way possible. She is the kindest, most patient person with the biggest heart.”

Welcome to the Seawolves Family, Jenna!