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NBIAA player of the year signs with Seawolves

Author: R. Oram

Posted on Jun 20, 2023

Category: Varsity Sports , ACAA , Basketball

Ainsley Green has officially signed with the UNB Saint John Seawolves women’s basketball team for the 2023-24 varsity season.


Green, who will soon graduate from Southern Victoria High School in Perth-Andover, NB, brings championship pedigree to the Seawolves.  A 2023 NBIAA Southwest All-Star and the 2023 ‘A’ Player of the Year, Green had a historic individual season while leading the Vikings to their second straight victory at the 2023 NBIAA Final 12 Championships in Saint John.  Green was also a member of the elusive 1000 points club in her varsity career, despite dealing with shortened seasons early on due to COVID-19 restrictions.

But it’s not just the success that keeps Ainsley coming back and putting in work day after day.  “Basketball is a huge part of my life. It brings me so much happiness and acts as a getaway from all the craziness that goes on,” said Green.  “I always love learning more and getting the chance to see how differently people can see the game.”

Seawolves head coach Kevin Munroe got the chance to watch Ainsley play a few times throughout her high school career.  “She is a gifted scorer who can play anywhere on the court,” said Munroe.  “Her coach told me how hard she had been working on her game to improve and that all the pieces were starting to come together.”

Always focused on improvement, Green’s goals for the season are to “keep getting stronger, keep developing my ball handling and my shooting, to be a valuable player for my team, and to be a good teammate.”

That strong work ethic is inspired by her high school coach, whom Green cites as her biggest role model. “He was the best basketball player to ever come out of my high school and I was incredibly lucky to have him as my coach.  He has so much knowledge about the game and so much passion for the sport.  He has taught me so much in the last four years and he has helped me develop my game to make me the player I am today.  He went on to have a great basketball career in university which inspires me to work hard to do the same.”

Not only an excellent athlete, Green was a principal’s List student throughout high school, and academics played a key role in her decision to choose UNB Saint John. “I chose UNB Saint John for their amazing academic reputation and as a small-town kid I like the smaller campus.” 

When asked what Green will contribute to the program, Coach Munroe had high praise for Ainsley’s character.  “Academically Ainsley is an over-achiever and she will contribute to our long history of extraordinary students.  Her steady growth as a person and a player has me excited to see how she continues to grow at this level.  We are thrilled to have her as a part of the Seawolves community.”

When she is not working on her game, Green will be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences, after which she hopes to pursue a career in radiology.

Welcome to the Seawolves Family, Ainsley!