The Middleton Magic Girl’s Volleyball team was formed in the spring of 1993 to give some of the exceptional volleyball players in the Middleton to Bridgetown area an opportunity to develop their skills while participating against the other twenty-four teams within the Province. Under the tutelage of Coaches Jan Davis and Trevor Connell, seven thirteen and fourteen year olds were selected along with three fifteen year olds.
Team members included: Krisann Amos, Amanda Bent, Beth Crocker, Cindy Davis, Kristan Hines, Jennifer Marshall, Selena Neily, Sonya Ramey, Joanne Ritcey and Paula Robinson. In a March Break Tournament in Clare, staffed with only seven players, the Magic showed their grit and determination. After losing to the host team, they rebounded to defeat both the Dartmouth Lakers and Ste. Anne de Ruisseau only to lose in a semi-final game and a third and final set 17-15 to Ste. Anne de Ruisseau.
At the Tier 2 Championships in Halifax the Magic were at their best. In opening the round-robin they defeated Canso Eagles 15-4 and 15-6, the Dartmouth Lakers 15-12 and 15-7 and Gaetz Brook 15-3 and 15-7. In semi-final play against Cole Harbour Lakers the Magic prevailed in a 17-16 squeaker before handily winning the second match 15-2. This pitted the Magic against their arch-rival Ste. Anne de Ruisseau. The Magic were not to be denied and went undefeated to capture the Title 15-13 and 15-9. Tournament Most Valuable Player Joanne Ritcey led the team with 13 kills and 12 service aces, but overall it was a great team effort to rack up ten straight victories with 41 kills and 78 service aces.
The ten young women and their two coaches are a most worthy addition to the Sports Heritage Wall of Fame!