Player Profile – Stacey Porter

Stacey Porter

Personal Details

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Position:
3rd & 1st base
Cap number:
225
Club:
Brisbane Panthers
Association:
Brisbane Softball Association (QLD)
Height:
183cm
Date of birth:
29/03/1982

Biography

Stacey Porter represents New South Wales in Australian national competitions, where she has won several national championships on the junior and senior team. She played university softball for the University of Hawaii from 2001 to 2003 where she set several records and was named to the All-American team. Stacey currently plays professional softball in Japan and has represented Australia at the junior level and continues to represent Australia at the senior level as the current Travelodge Aussie Spirit Captain.

During the 2019 Asia Pacific Cup, Stacey became the most capped international player of all time, playing for her country for the 430th time against China in the tournament’s semi-final, passing former teammate Natalie Ward’s record of 429 games. Stacey made her debut for the Spirit in 2002.

In 2008, she earned a silver medal at the Canada Cup. She represented Australia at the 2009 World Cup of Softball. In the second game against the Americans at the World Cup, she had a home run. Australia took home a silver in the competition. She competed at the 2010 World Championships in Venezuela, where she captained the Australian side. In 2011, she was a member of the Australian side that competed at the World Cup of Softball. She played in game at the Cup against the United States in which Australia lost 5–2. It was her second loss on the day, also having played in a game in which Australia lost to Japan.

Stacey was an integral member of the 2004 Olympic team in Athens, hitting the only run against the USA helping Australia to a silver medal. Porter was also the first indigenous Australian to represent her country in softball at an Olympic Games. Recognised as one of the best batters in the world, Porter then won a bronze medal with the Australian team at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Stacey is currently the only member of the Travelodge Aussie Spirit who has competed at an Olympic Games

Awards

  • 1997-1998 Best Batter In the Australian U16 Championship, Esther Deason Shield
  • 1999-2000 Best Batter in the Australian U19 Championship, Elinor McKenzie Shield
  • 2001 Most Valuable Player in the Australian U19 Championship, Elinor McKenzie Shield
  • 2005 Female Sportsperson of the Year, Deadly Awards
  • 2005 Female Softballer of the Year, Softball Australia Awards of Excellence
  • 2005 and 2010 Best Batter in the Australian Open Women’s Championship, Gilley’s Shield
  • 2008 Sportsperson of the Year, National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee
  • 2008-2010 Most Valuable Player, Gilley’s Shield
  • 2008, 2010-2011 Softball Australia’s Indigenous Athlete of the Year
  • 2004 Olympic silver medalist
  • 2008 Olympic bronze medalist