1993-1994 CARLTON HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR GIRLS TEAM
Carlton Comprehensive High School’s Senior girls volleyball teams were dominant on the court during 1993 and 1994 winning back to back provincial titles led by Coach Leslie Foss. The Crusaders won the Saskatchewan 5A title in 1993 followed by the 4A crown the following year.
Besides winning the 1993 Provincial Championship 5A tournament, the Crusaders also were victorious in the Mount Royal Invitational, Campbell Invitational and their own event. They won silver at Edmonton’s Harry Ainlay Invitational and were fourth at the Yorkton Invitational.
Lindsay Richardson was named to the All-Star team at the Carlton and Ainlay tournaments and was the MVP at the Mount Royal tournament. Lori Bebenek was named to the All-Star team at the Ainlay and Mount Royal tournaments and the MVP of the Carlton and Campbell events. Shauna Fiest was named to the All Star team at the Carlton Tournament and won the Spike Accuracy Competition at Mount Royal assisted by setter Rachel Simpson who was an All Star at Mount Royal and named league MVP.
In 1994 the Crusaders had half a dozen new faces in the lineup but Coach Foss would mold the team into another Saskatchewan Champion taking the 4A title. The team fashioned a 47-9 won/loss record in their matches winning the Regina Campbell tournament, a bronze from Watson and fourth place finish at Mount Royal.
Jennifer Attig, Lori Bebenek, Staci Hoffman, Christine Wright, Meagan Hawkins and Carlee Thorsen were on both the ’93 and ’94 rosters. Shauna Fiest, Rachel Simpson, Stacey Green, Lindsay Richardson, Dalyce Bannerman and Lindsay Dalziel as well as manager Novalee Chubak were on the roster of the ’93 Champs.
Jennifer Stephen, Kendra McCrae, Kirstie Tycholiz, Kirsten Baird, Amy Edwards and Janna Switzer were also on the ’94 Crusaders.
All tolled players from these teams would go on to compete on Team Sask (20 years), University of Saskatchewan (5 years) and University of South Carolina (5 years).