For the first time since 2001, the Stockbridge softball team had a player earn All-State Honors when Junior Emily Breslin was named a Division 3 Honorable Mention for the 2019 season.
She is the first Panthers to receive All-State Honors since Sarah Caskey did it in 2001.
Breslin, a three-year varsity starter, continues to smash all the Panthers pitching and hitting records with one more season to go.
She set the career strikeout mark with 623 through her junior season and the career win mark with 51. She set the school record for wins in a season with 22, shutouts in a season with 11 and shutouts in a career with 16. She struck out 262 batters in 2019, second behind Missy Smith, who struck out 300 in 2006.
Offensively she set the career RBI mark with 132, and is second in career home runs (20) and home runs in a season with 12. Tammy Love is the record holder in home runs in a season with 13 in 1987, and a career with 32 from 1985-88.
Most of the Stockbridge softball offensive stats prior to 2000 were hard to find, so they are rough estimates.
Breslin also earned All-GLAC Honors and was named to the Division 3 All-District and All-Region teams.
Other Panthers to earn First Team All-GLAC Honors were Taylor Carey, Paige Wooden, and Hannah Gutting. Seceond team All-GLAC Honors went to Katelyn Knieper and Hannah Lockhart.
Carey and Lockhart were also named to the All-District and All-Region teams.
The Panthers as a team finished with a school record 24 win and a 24-9 overall record. They came up just short in their bid for the first league title for Stockbridge since 1988, falling in the last game of the regular season to Lakewood.
Most of the squad will return in 2020 and there will be high expectations for the Panthers.