Indiana Magic Trivia
In 1984, when our team played in their first state tournament, there were no traveling teams anywhere in the Lafayette and surrounding area. We put a team together to play in the Indiana State tournament. It was the one and only time we played together as a team. The following year, we became a traveling team and won the State Tournament.
In 1985 when our 18-Under team won the state tournament, it was the one and only year an Indiana champion did not have a direct bid to the Nationals. The direct bid is based on the number of teams registered in a given state. As a result of an oversight, many of the registrations from Indiana were not mailed in on time.
1987 was the first year we attended Nationals.
Our programs first game in a National Tournament was in 1987 when we played the Gordon Panthers in Lodi CA. We lost 3-0. Their pitcher was Lisa Fernandez, (three time Olympic Gold Medalist and current assistant coach at UCLA). Indiana Magic 18-U has also played against Jenny Finch, (Olympic Gold Medalist and Silver Medalist), many times and although we have never beaten her we came very close a time or two.
In 1990, We began play under the name Indiana Magic Limited. Prior to that time we played as the Morris Bryant Raiders.
In 1994, The Indiana Magic Pin was written up in Fast Pitch Magazine as the third most popular trading pin of the season.
All of the trophies from State Championships and Tournament Championships won between 1985 and 1994, for all age groups, were housed in large trophy cases at Morris Bryant Smorgasbord. All were lost in the fire that destroyed Morris Bryant Restaurant on April 23, 1994.
Vanderbilt's Head Women's Basketball Coach, Stephanie White McCarty, (former Purdue and WNBA basketball standout), is an Indiana Magic Alum.
To date 134 Indiana Magic players have received full or partial softball scholarships.
Although we have had numerous top 10 and 20 National finishes, our best National finishes were 2nd place NSA in 2000 and 3rd place ASA/USA in 1995.
Magic players who played Softball at Purdue: Jenny Deno,Kim Dennis, Crystal Inman, Leighann Burke, Alicia Spack, Sarah Grahams, Kaity Stratten and Ashley Courtney.
In 2005, President and Founder of Indiana Magic, Frank Knox was inducted into the Indiana ASA Hall of Fame.
In 2005, Indiana Magic Alum and current Magic Coach, Ashley Parker competed in the NCAA Div. 1 Women's College World Series with DePaul University and finished 7th. Ashley was All- Conference USA that year.
In 2008, Indiana Magic became the first Junior Olympic program inducted into the Indiana ASA Hall of Fame. "185 people support Indiana Magic" A group of 185 people including current and former players, coaches, parents and fans spanning the program attended the induction. Celebrating its 25th year in 2008, Indiana Magic has teams in five age groups, 10-under through 18-under, in fast pitch. Besides winning nine state titles, Indiana Magic has finished runner-up in the 18-under Class A Northern Territory Championship (2006) and third place in the 1995 18-under Class A National Championship. It was the largest group to attend the Indiana Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in support of an inductee. More than 100 girls who played in the Magic program have gone on to play college softball, a testament to the outstanding Indiana Magic Junior Olympic program, which was started by Frank Knox and his wife, Dorothy." The Inside Pitch, Vol. 11, No.4, April 2008
In 2017, Indiana Magic Alum and current Magic Coach, Amy Stetler was inducted into the University of Southern Indiana Hall of Fame.
*20 State Championships * 20 State Runner Ups * 50 Top 5 State Finishes * 3rd place 1995 ASA/USA 18u Nationals * 13th place 1996 ASA/USA 16u Nationals * 2nd place NSA Nationals * 5th place 2003 ASA/USA 16u Nationals * 3rd place 2007 ASA/USA 18u Nationals * 17th place 2009 ASA/USA 18u Nationals * 5th place 2010 ASA/USA 8u Nationals * 13th place 2011 NSA "A" 10u Nationals * 7th place 2012 NSA "A" 12u Nationals * 11th place 2015 ASA "A" 14u Northern Nationals * 4th place 2016 USSSA "A" 12U Northern Nationals *