Alumni Achievement Award: Stephenie Henderson
Stephenie Henderson chose to attend LMC because of the opportunity to pursue a degree along with playing softball and volleyball at the collegiate level on a full scholarship. She earned her Associate of Arts degree in 1993 from LMC, the same year that LMC won the NJCAA softball national championship. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education in 1997 from WMU, where she attended on a softball scholarship.
As a student-athlete, her coaches inspired her to become a coach once she was out of college. On the baselines, she was an assistant softball coach at LMC for a year, then a graduate assistant coach at the University of Notre Dame for two years recruiting national-caliber athletes and planning softball camps and clinics. Her next stop was at Loyola University Chicago where she served as head softball coach for three years, then spent a year as the assistant softball coach at Michigan State University recruiting and coordinating team travel.
Stephenie’s numerous honors and achievements include winning the collegiate award for outstanding community service at Loyola for the team’s fundraising efforts for Misericordia, NFCA Regional Coaching Staff of the Year at MSU, Horizon League Champions at Loyola, and Big East Coaching Staff of the Year at Notre Dame.
Stephenie Henderson was awarded an Alumni Achievement Award in 2012.