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Monica Hitchcock

Category

Athlete

Sport

Volleyball

Hometown

Saint John

Year Inducted

1996

Sport Ambassador

athlete

Monica Hitchcock

HONOURED MEMBER

Biography

Plaster Rock was her place of birth, but Saint John is where Monica Hitchcock attended school, honed her athletic skills, and now lives and works.Since retiring from world-class volleyball in 1985, she has shared her exceptional talents as a coach and clinician with high school students throughout the province. After a year as a member of Canada’s national Junior team, she joined the senior team in 1977.For a record of eight years she wore Canada’s colours in literally every corner of the globe and at every major international event.She captained her team to an 8th place finish at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Her commitment to athletic and personal excellence has inspired other New Brunswickers to follow in her footsteps (or sneakers) as volleyball ambassador for Canada. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 1, 1996

Quick Facts

  • Played volleyball for Canada at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles 

  • Started playing for the Team Canada Junior team in 1976 

  • Made the Team Canada Senior team in 1977 and remained on the team for eight years; captained the team from 1983 until she retired 

  • Competed in the 1978 World Volleyball Championships and the Pan-American Games in 1979, 1981 and 1983 

  • Played in the World Student Games in 1977, 1981 and 1983