Stacey McManus

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Stacey McManus
Stacey McManus.jpg
McManus in March 2012 during a photoshoot
Personal information
Nationality Australia
Born April 1989
Sydney
Sport
Country Australia
Sport Softball
Event(s) Women's team

Stacey McManus (born April 1989 in Sydney) is an Australian softball player. She is a shortstop and second baseman, plays club softball and has represented New South Wales in national competitions. She is a member of Australia women's national softball team and competed at the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Series and the World Cup of Softball. She is trying to earn a spot on the team that will compete at the 2012 ISF XIII Women's World Championships.

Personal[edit]

Stacey McManus was born in April 1989 in Sydney, New South Wales.[1][2] Both of her parents played softball.[3] She has a sister, Brook McManus, who plays for New Zealand women's national softball team.[4] In 2011, her sister was playing for the New South Wales team.[3] She attended Endeavour Sports High School.[5]

Softball[edit]

McManus plays shortstop and second base.[3] She started playing softball when she was four years old.[3] In 2004, she was named to the New South Wales U16 team.[6] In 2005, she represented Endeavour Sports High School in the NSW CHS girls baseball knockout final. While she hit a home run, her team lost 7-2 and finished second in the competition.[5] She made her first New South Wales open representative team when she was sixteen years old.[3] In 2006, she played for the New South Wales side that won the Australian All Schools Softball Championship.[7] In 2009, she has a scholarship with and played for the Australian Institute of Sport team.[8]

National team[edit]

McManus is a member of Australia's women national softball team.[4] In March 2009, she participated in a Brisbane based training camp.[8] In July 2011, she accompanied the team on a tour of North America, the only national team player from her part of New South Wales selected for the team. During the tour, she represented Australia at the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Series and the World Cup of Softball.[3] In January 2012, she played against her sister and New Zealand in a three game test series that Australia won every game of.[4] She is a member of the 2012 Australia women's national softball team and is trying to earn a spot on the team that will compete at the 2012 ISF XIII Women's World Championships.[2]

Recognition[edit]

In January 2012, McManus and her sister were named 2012 monthly Leader-Tynan Honda Sportstar of the Year.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AIS Softball — Stacey McManus". Bruce, Australian Capital Territory: Australian Institute of Sport. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Australian Open Women's Squad 2012". Australia: Softball Australia. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Forrest, Brad (2 July 2011). "Region hopes go with McManus". St. George and Sutherland Shire Leader. New South Wales, Australia. 2212077. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d Carayannis, Michael. "January Sportstar winners declared — Local News — Sport — General — St George & Sutherland Shire Leader". Theleader.com.au. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  5. ^ a b MATP (27 September 2005). "Kempsey gets home in final". Daily Telegraph. Sydney, Australia. p. 35. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  6. ^ Riccio, David (28 September 2004). "Power play — Last minute heroics in under 12 softball — Georges River on the ball in grand final". Daily Telegraph. Sydney, Australia. p. 33. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  7. ^ MATP (16 May 2006). "NSW top of the class". Daily Telegraph. Sydney, Australia. p. 63. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Grimaux, Andre (27 February 2009). "Weaver out on high note". The Northern Times. Brisbane. p. 64. TNT_T-20090227-1-064-931013. Retrieved 7 March 2012.