2003 -- Led the team in ERA with 1.69 ... Recorded a 1.53 ERA in SEC play ... Posted 16 wins in 35 appearances ... Led the team in SEC victories with nine ... Enters the season with 47 wins which ranks her ninth among Carolina's all-time win leaders ... Has 37 career complete games and ranks ninth on the Gamecocks all-time list ... With 337 career strikeouts and ranks seventh on the all-time list ... Her 97 total career appearances ranks her eighth among Carolina's pitching leaders ... Is eighth on the school's all-time shutouts list with 13 in her career ... Earned SEC pitcher of the week honors twice becoming the first USC pitcher to do so since 2001 ... Pitched a season high 10 innings to give USC a 3-2 victory over then ranked No. 8 LSU and snapped a five-game losing streak to the Tigers ... Earned the honor for the second time during the week ending March 30 where she went 3-0 in four games, struck out 10 batters and recorded a 0.34 ERA.
2002 -- Served as Carolina's second starting pitcher last season ... Pitched nine complete games and two solo shutouts ... Combined for six shutouts ... Combined for a no-hitter with Aleca Johnson against Coastal Carolina on May 1 ... Second on the team in wins (14) ... Started 24 games ... Season high strikeouts is 11 which she recorded in her first start of the season, against Florida Atlantic ... Finished 6-6 in SEC decisions.
2001 -- Had a
great year as a freshman picking up 17 wins in only 29
appearances ... Had a 1.14 ERA with seven shutouts on the
season ... Had a .708 win-loss percentage ... Had a run where
she won six games in a row during the year ... Will be a force
on the mound in years to come.
HIGH SCHOOL -- Played for
coach Jim Applegate at Council Rock ... Lettered all four
years ... Was named Gatorade Athlete of the Year for softball
in 2000 ... Also lettered four years in
PERSONAL -- Full name is Stacey Nicole
Johnson ... Majoring in Sport & Entertainment Management
... Greatest athletic thrill came by striking out Lisa
Fernandez in an All-State vs. Team USA game ... Credits
pitching coach, Tracy Brower Katz, as the person having the
biggest influence on her career ... Her brother, Ed, plays
football at the University of New Haven (CT) ... Is the
daughter of Susan and Edward Johnson ... Born Oct. 26,
Get to Know Stacey
What makes Carolina softball special?
The team is so close. We are all friends and we all have at least one thing in common...We love playing Carolina softball.
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to do hair and makeup for the "stars," but now I have to settle for the USC softball team.
Who on the team would make a good coach and why?
Aleca Johnson, because she knows
everything about every other team.
Would you rather swim with a shark or
wade in with an alligator?
I hate swimming. I will never get in the pool again, because I did rehab swimming for nine months! Just kidding.
What is the best concert you have ever attended?
Well, the only one that I have been to was a Heart concert. I went with my mom when I was 12. I love that band.
Who was your favorite teacher growing up?
Mr. Applegate, who was also my softball coach.