Wendi-Ann E. Wells- 1993

Wolfville native Wendi Wells, an outstanding all -round athlete through high school and minor levels, was a most valuable player on Acadia’s club hockey team before she entered university in the fall of 1987.

During the period from the fall of 1987 to November of 1991, Wendi was an all-star performer on the Laura Saunders -coached soccer teams that won the AUAA title five times, she was personally a Conference All-Star, twice named to the CIAU team, her team’s most valuable player and on one occasion, in 1988-89, Acadia’s female athlete of the year.

A highlight of Wendi’s soccer career came during the fall of 1990 when she and her team mates traveled west and defeated the University of British Columbia in overtime to give Acadia its first ever CIAU Women’s Soccer Championship. Personally, she repeated as a Conference All-Star, was named to the CIAU’s second-team all-stars and was honoured as her team’s most valuable player.

During that outstanding era of intercollegiate soccer, the Acadia team was annually rated either number one or runner-up in the national standings.

In addition to her talents and leadership abilities on the soccer field, Wendi, was gifted in other sports as well, being named the varsity volleyball team’s most improved player during her rookie season.

Wendi is currently living in Kentville with her family, Steve and daughter, Denver. She is also a registered nurse at the Valley Regional Hospital on the medical floor.

It is indeed a pleasure to welcome for induction to the Acadia Sports Hall of Fame, Wendi Wells, a key member of the five AUAA soccer championship teams including the 1990 edition that won the CIAU title.