DE MAGIC MISSION STATEMENT
The Mission of Delaware Magic Youth Sports is to develop softball skills, increase knowledge of softball rules, and to promote good sportsmanship, mutual respect, cooperation, and fair play in a positive and esteem building environment. Our goal is to develop individuals into team players in a fun and enjoyable setting, thus enhancing their levels of performance and self confidence.
“We cannot perform at a level that is higher than how we imagine ourselves to be in relation to our games. Performance eventually plateaus as a match to our sense of self (our self-esteem, if you will) and to how good we really believe we are. We can give lip service to our level of confidence, or work on physical skills and attempt to bring success to our games. But without an improved sense of self, the evidence of improvement cannot sustain itself for very long.”
Ryan McMullen, a four-time All-Big 12 catcher at Oklahoma State, was part of the staff that earned the Mid-Atlantic Region Coaching Staff of the Year award from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) in her first two seasons with the Pride. With McMullen on staff, Hofstra captured three CAA Championship titles, including the 2010 season, and hosted the NCAA Regionals in 2007 and 2008.
McMullen played college softball at Oklahoma State University from 2000-2003, setting OSU career records for home runs (27), doubles (40), hits (162) and RBI (97). She was also a NFCA All-Regional selection as a junior and senior, and was twice chosen to the Big 12′s All-Academic team. She graduated in 2003 with a degree in education.
McMullen played professionally with the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league from 2004-06. The field general started with the Texas Thunder and then played with the New York/New Jersey Juggernaut, who moved to Philadelphia in 2006. A two-time NPF All-Star, she led the team with 27 RBI and 10 home runs in 2005.
McMullen also worked as a volunteer assistant coach with the University of Missouri during the 2003-04 seasons and coached at Gwynedd Mercy Academy in Gwynedd Valley, Pa.
The former Realmuto married Corky McMullen on September 4, 2010. The two welcomed their first child, Corky John, in August 2011.