2008 Honor Teams
The 2006 and 2007 Garland High School Girls Softball Teams
The Garland Sports Hall of Fame is recognizing two Honor Teams for this Year, both the 2006 and 2007 Garland High School Girl’s Softball Teams, coached by Cindy Mosteller.
The Garland High School Girls Softball team finished the 2005 season by posting a 35-2 record. They reached the state finals but lost to national champion, Keller, in fifteen innings. In 2006, however, the Garland High School Lady Owls won the state title by reversing the 2005 loss to Keller, defeating Keller, 4-1, and receiving a national ranking of number four.
Other wins in the post season playoffs were over Austin Bowie and Bryan, two of three in regional finals; two of three from Tomball; two of three from North Mesquite; two over Mesquite Horn; and two of three from Wylie.
Following this state tournament victory, five Lady Owls received all-tournament honors: pitcher Tomi Garrison, second baseman Whitney Wilson, shortstop Krystle Huey, outfielder Fra’Shekia Knight, and third baseman, Brianna Love.
All-state recognition went to Garrison and Huey on the first team and first basemen Vanessa Vice on the second team. All area recognition went to Garrison, Vice, Knight, and Huey.
All-district recognition was given to: most valuable player, Vice; pitcher of the year, Garrison; offensive player of the year, Huey; second baseman, Wilson; third basemen, Love; and left fielder, Stubbs. Catcher Kodie Garner made the second team, and Coach Mosteller was honored as coach of the year.
Other Owl players were Rachael Self, Kimberly Chadwell, Lyndsey Lipscomb, Jenny Knight and Kandice Garner.
The 2007 team advanced to the state tournament, where it defeated Austin Bowie, 5 to 0 in the semi-finals and then downed Katy, 1 to 0, for a second consecutive state championship. Its season record of 38 wins, 9 losses, and 2 ties earned the team a rating of eighth in the country.
The Lady Owls enjoyed a post season record of winning two of three against Wylie; two from Mesquite Horn; two of three against North Mesquite; two of three from Tomball; and two of three in the regional finals against Bryan.
Garrison and Wilson were named first team high school All-American by E-A Sports. All-state selections included: Garrison, Wilson, Love, and Coach Mosteller. Five players were selected all-state tournament: most valuable player Garrison, Wilson, Katie Updyke, Knight and Huey.
All area recognition went to Garrison, Wilson, Huey, Love, plus leftfielder Rose Stubbs. All-district first team honors included: most valuable player Wilson; defensive player of the year Huey, Garrison, Love, and Stubbs. Coach Cyndi Mosteller was selected coach of the year.
Other Owl players were Kelsie Garner, Tiffany Kenney, Krystal Sherman, and Kandice Garner. Second team included catcher Kodie Garner, and honorable mention went to Knight and Updyke.