June 16, 2017
by JOSÉ COLORADO
MAGGIE MORRISON travelled across the world for her dream, so a jaunt out to Toronto hardly seemed like a big deal.
With a five-year career with the Dalhousie Tigers (2005-10) and a one-year professional stint in Italy, the Cape Breton native has criss-crossed her way around the world via her skills at the net.
Now the middle-blocker’s latest spike finds her in southern Ontario, set to compete in the upstart Premier Volleyball League (PVL) — a domestic professional setting for Canadians that includes a modest two-month schedule and four-team league.
The flame is still flickering for the 29-year-old’s individual dream, but greater things could be ahead for the sport in Canada should Morrison sacrifice now, she said.
“Everyone at one point in time has been a part of the conversation of making something more of volleyball within Canada, but no one really stepped up to the plate,” said Morrison, who competes with Galaxy Volleyball against Unity Volleyball, Q Sports and the Scarborough Titans.
“I’m happy to be part of this league but a part of me also wishes I had as much gumption as the two ladies who started this league."