Name: Amy Pitchers
Year: 2019
Category: Athlete


Amy was recognized as a standout athlete from a very young age. From her start at Oxford on
Rideau Public School to her outstanding athletic career at North Grenville District High School and community sports involvement on local, regional and provincial teams, Amy made her mark. Amy was a valued member of the Kemptville Warriors basketball squad, and recognized year after year on multiple teams as MVP, receiving the Jr. and Sr. Athlete of the Year Awards at

During high school, Amy began to travel further outside the local area to expand her competitive play. She played for the Brockville Blazers and the Southern Ontario Basketball Club. She
travelled to Toronto on weekends for practices and began a rotation of play in tournaments across North America.

Saint Michael’s College, an NCAA Division II School, recruited Amy, where she played basketball for the Purple Knights. When she graduated she was 5th in career blocks . Amy was the first person from Canada to be recruited to the school and she was aptly nicknamed “Canada”. During her final year she was contacted to play professional basketball in Italy but did not accept the offer.

Amy is still a fixture in local community sports, participating in fast pitch, slow pitch, and volleyball. Amy has spent countless hours as an instructor and counselor at basketball clinics and camps.

Her coaches would say that Amy always demonstrated high character as an athlete and exceptional sportsmanship. Her coaches would also say she always led by example.

Her basketball journey from
Oxford Mills to playing college basketball serves as an inspiration to children of our area that playing sports at the highest level is possible for any small town athlete.

Amy choose a career in policing. She is as a member of the Ontario Provincial Police Force and resides in North Grenville.