South Carolina gets its first win over a top-ranked foe in 15 years
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 volleyball.
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, 1981.
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.