Toni Darling Johnston (1995-1997)
Darling was a two-sport athlete during her time at Alfred State. On the softball diamond she was the top pitcher as the Lady Pioneers advanced to the NJCAA World Series in 1997 and also was the starting point guard on the basketball court leading the team to Region III Final Four in 1996 and 1997.
As a freshman, Darling was 11-5 with a 1.83 ERA. She struck out 76 batters in 103 innings while recording three no-hitters and five shutouts.
In 1997, she was named 2nd team NJCAA All-American and 1st team All-Region after leading the Lady Pioneers to the World Series. She was 18-7 with a 1.52 ERA and 136 strikeouts in 143 innings pitched. During her Alfred State career she threw four no-hitters, tossed four complete game shutouts, and also combined on another shutout.
On the basketball court Darling was named All-Region in 1996 and 1997. She finished her two-year career with 310 points, 180 rebounds, 148 assists, and 102 steals.
Darling was chosen as the Alfred State Freshman Female Athlete of the Year, the Western New York Athletic Conference Freshman Female Athlete and the Alfred State Senior Female Athlete of the Year.
After Alfred State, Darling went on to SUNYIT where she continued to play softball. In 2006 she was inducted into the SUNYIT Athletic Hall of Fame.
Currently, Darling is a mid-wife and a registered nurse. She is also an active player in fast pitch leagues.