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WSOC | Ravens bring in new recruit Devellis

Photo by Cole Lawrence

OTTAWA, Ontario – The Carleton Ravens are pleased to announce Salena Devellis as the women’s soccer team’s newest recruit.

Name:  Salena Devellis
Hometown:  Barrie, ON
High School:   St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School
Soccer Club:  Barrie Soccer Club
Position:  Striker/Midfielder
Favourite National team:  Italy
Favourite Club team: Toronto FC

Accomplishments:

  • Ontario Cup Champion – Barrie Soccer Club
  • Team Captain Barrie SC 2003 Girls
  • All Ontario Regional Champion
  • Ontario Cup Goal of the Match as selected by Ontario Soccer
  • Provincial Projects invitee
  • Robbie International Tournament Finals MVP
  • Barrie Sports Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Regional League Golden Boot Runner Up 20 Goals in 20 Matches
  • Youth Volunteer of the Year – Barrie Soccer Club
  • Athlete of the Year – St. Gabriel Archangel School

Q: Why did you decide to attend Carleton?

I decided to attend Carleton University because it is a great school for academics and athletics. I visited several times and felt extremely comfortable and welcomed on campus and by the team.   I am excited to improve on and off the field as a student and athlete during my time at Carleton.

Q: What part about playing for the Ravens soccer team are you most looking forward to?

I am looking forward to joining an environment and team that treats each other like family.  I am also looking forward to playing for a passionate coaching staff that can help me improve my skills.

Q: How did you get started in soccer?

I started playing soccer when I was 4 years old.  My dad loved the game, and through him I learned to love the game as well.  He has been my coach since I was 4, and has helped me become the player I am today.

Q: What is your style of play?  

I am an aggressive player who enjoys the physical part of the game.  I try to be as courageous as possible when attacking, and love to play with a team that maintains possession.

Q: Is there a professional soccer player that you model your game after?

I have always admired Desiree Scott’s physical play and how she can be a force in the midfield.

Q: Describe your strengths and some areas for improvement:

Strengths:  Movement off the ball, physicality, striking/finishing, speed

Areas of Improvement:  Winning balls in the air, defensive side of ball

Q: Which academic program will you be studying and why is that of interest to you?

I will be studying in the Health Science program.  My plan is to branch off into the field of either Physiotherapy, or Athletic Training.

Q: What extra-curricular activities do you enjoy?

I enjoy working out, playing football, and beach volleyball.  I am also very good at cooking and baking 😊