Courtesy: UNCWSports.com UNCW Head Coach Paul Cairney announced the signing of Ren Waters (Sharpsburg, Ga./East Coweta) and Meg Salvadore (Malvern, Pa./Great Valley) to National Letters-of-Intent during the spring signing period on Friday
WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW Head Coach Paul Cairney announced the signing of Ren Waters (Sharpsburg, Ga./East Coweta) and Meg Salvadore (Malvern, Pa./Great Valley) to National Letters-of-Intent during the spring signing period on Friday.
Both student-athletes will join the Seahawks as freshmen for the 2014 season.
“It is always exciting to bring in new players,” said Cairney. “In addition to our two signees, we have added some quality recruited walk-ons. We will also continue to recruit for 2014.
“While today we do focus on our incoming players, I feel it is important to blend this in with our excellent returning squad.
“Our 2014 squad will have five returning All-CAA Honorees. Moreover, we have several underclassmen who spurred us to victory last season, and we anticipate this group competing for time in the fall. We look to have a strong mixture of experience and depth.”
Complete bios and comments from Coach Cairney for both players can be found below.
Margaret Salvadore | 5-6 | F/M | Malvern, Pa. | Great Valley
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time All-Chestmont League selection … Tallied 20 points (7 G, 6 A) in 16 games played during 2013 season … Finished with 18 points (7 G, 4 A) in 17 games played as a junior … Served as captain during senior campaign.
CLUB: Plays for Penn Fusion Soccer Academy … Also played for West Chester United Soccer Club … Paced PFSA with 45 points (19 G, 9 A) during 2013 season … Led PFSA to semifinal result in Pa. State Cup … Also guided squad to second-place finish in Colonial League … Led WCUSC with 37 points (15 G, 7 A) during 2012 campaign … Has participated in CASL College and Jefferson Cup showcase events as well as US Club National Cup …
PERSONAL: Full Name: Margaret Sheridan Salvadore … Born Feb. 6, 1996, in Philadelphia, Pa. … Daughter of Tammy and George Salvadore … Brother, Brendan, plays Water Polo at Penn State.
Cairney on Salvadore: “Meg is a good athlete who has the pace and attitude to get behind players. In addition, she has a great understanding of what types of runs to make off the ball. She will add competition and depth at several positions."
HIGH SCHOOL: Has led East Coweta to two GHSA Conference Titles … Also guided Indians to two Sweet 16 and one Elite 8 appearance in the Class 6A state playoffs … Has tallied 155 points (55 G, 45 A) during her prep career …Three-time All-Conference Selection … Co- Offensive player of the year … Has served as team captain for the past three seasons.
CLUB: Plays for TopHat Soccer Club … Has squad to back-to-back Georgia State and Southern Premier League titles and three straight R3PL East Fall Championships … Has also helped squad capture2013 Jefferson Cup Showcase … Led program to finals of 2011 Disney Showcase.
PERSONAL: Full Name: Serenity Dontell Waters … Born Oct. 10, 1995 in Anaheim, Calif. … Daughter of Shannon and Michael McCreery …
Cairney on Waters: “Ren knows her way to goal. She will work well with what we already have on our team. She has excellent technique and scraps for every ball. Moreover, she is quite unpredictable as a player which makes her effective and a handful to deal with.”