This week marks the induction of the 10th class into the Seneca High School Athletic Hall of Fame. This years’ inductees are Jessica Cousins, Stephanie (Mihaly) Fernandes, Tom Jordan, and Charlie Thompson.
Stephanie Mihaly Fernandes graduated from Seneca High School in 2008 and was a 5-year letterman. She was a 5-year all-region pitcher and 4-time All State award winner. Other awards she received while at Seneca High School include 4-time team MVP, Western AAA softball player of the year, 2-time Independent Mail softball player of the year, and 2-time winner of the Daily Journal Messenger softball player of the year. Stephanie also led her team to the 2006, 2007, and 2008 Region 1-AAA Championship, and the 2006 AAA State Championship. After graduating in the top five of her class she was awarded an Academic and Athletic scholarship to Furman University. She pitched for Furman from 2009-2010 until an unfortunate injury brought her collegiate career to an end. Stephanie then transferred to Clemson University and completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science in 2013. During the 2013 Seneca High School softball season, she also served as a volunteer
pitching coach. Following the completion of her Bachelor’s degree, she moved to Florida where she earned her Masters degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Florida International University. Stephanie is now the first full-time dietician in Major League Baseball. She works for the Texas Rangers organization and its affiliates as the team dietician.