Isabelle Stone could not wait for her senior season to begin on the lacrosse field. The college-bound player knew that she had one last season to play in the purple and white, and she is already making the most of it. Off to a great start, Isabelle hopes to make the final season she plays for Bourne High a memorable one.
The daughter of Connie and Brian Stone also played for the cooperative Old Rochester-Bourne-Mashpee-Wareham girls’ ice hockey team. In school, she said that biology is her favorite subject, and her most-prized possession is her lacrosse stick.
A Scholar-Athlete Award, Bruins Teacher’s Award, and Coaches’ Award winner, Isabelle is a hard worker in the classroom and field of play. She is a big fan of the movie “Sinister,” and “Jane The Virgin” is her favorite TV show. Morgan Wallen is her favorite recording artist and her go-to meal is a lobster dinner, with corn on the cob, root beer and cheesecake for dessert.
How did you get involved with lacrosse? How much do you enjoy it? What is your role on the team?
My father got me involved when I was around 5 years old. I enjoy lacrosse a lot. I am very passionate about it. My role on the team is to be a team leader and to inspire my other teammates.
Describe your feelings when you found out that you were going to get to play a senior season this year after last year’s spring sports were canceled.
I was very excited; not having a season last year made me work harder than ever. I was very excited to see what I was able to do and how I can improve my game.
Your season just recently got underway. Tell people what the Lady Canalmen are like as a team.
Overall we have a very good team, it is a great mix of girls that work well together. We all have fun and support each other on and off the field. We all take pride in representing the Lady Canalmen.
How have you worked to improve your skills as a player over the years? How do you feel about your game?
On the off-season I play for Aces Club Lacrosse. I enjoy meeting new people and what I can learn from them. In my free time I play in the yard by myself or with my father. The more I play, the stronger and better I get. I feel more confident in myself and learn more about the game.
You played on the ORR-BMW girls’ hockey team. What was that experience like over the years, and what are your favorite memories of that?
It was definitely a positive experience, I met a lot of girls from different schools and I enjoyed all of my coaches. I was very grateful to be able to play on this team; there are a lot of schools that do not have a girls’ hockey team. My favorite memory is the Martha’s Vineyard trip we take every year. We play in a tournament and get to stay over on the island for the weekend; it always brings the team closer together and is so much fun.
What was it like to be a part of a cooperative team, having teammates from a collection of different schools?
I met a lot of amazing people, and without this program I wouldn’t have been able to. I learned a lot about my teammates and working well with girls that I would tend not to play with.
What do you think a scouting report would say about you?
That I am a hard worker and dedicated player who never gives up. Always a team player who understands the dynamics of the game.
If you could replay one game that you have played in, which one would it be? Why?
The first game of my senior season, because I finally got the chance to play with my Bourne teammates again, after not having a season last year. I worked so hard during the off-season, I wanted to see how I could do out on the field and see how our team dynamic would be this year. We ended up winning our first game, I had five goals and three assists, and the team worked really well together.
What do you consider the highlight of your athletic career so far?
The highlight of my athletic career would be getting an athletic scholarship to play lacrosse at American International College.
Who is the best teammate that you’ve ever played with? What makes that person stand out?
The best teammate I have ever played with is Sophia Sheehy. She is the nicest and definitely loudest supporting teammate there is that can always be counted on. When you’re out on the field ,you can always hear her supporting voice; that gives a great confidence boost.
Do you have any sports-related superstitions? If so, what are they?
I don’t really have superstitions but I do have a favorite headband that I always play and practice in.
What’s the most important thing you’ve learned from playing sports?
How to work well with others.
Was there anything that you accomplished or worked on improving during quarantine that you’re proud of?
During quarantine I got a lot of time to work on my lacrosse skills, so being left-handed, I worked on my right-handed shot a lot. During this lacrosse season I already have a couple right-handed goals.
Is there anyone that you would like to thank?
I would like to thank my parents, grandparents, neighbors, friends, teachers, high school coaches and Aces lacrosse coaches; without all of them I would not be where I am today. I would also like to thank Bourne High School’s retired physical therapist, Mr. Nathan. This year Mr. Nathan gave me the opportunity to participate in an internship where I was able to learn more about physical therapy and realize that I was really interested in it.
What’s the most interesting place you’ve ever visited? Is there somewhere in the world that you’ve always dreamed of going? Why?
Cuttyhunk, because I love taking the trip on the boat up there. I have always wanted to go scuba diving; so one day I definitely want to go to the Blue Hole, in Belize. The water is crystal clear and I would be able to see all of the different sea life.
What’s the biggest difference between you as a senior and as a freshman? If you could go back, what advice would you give to your freshman self?
Definitely confidence, not only out on the field or ice rink, but in school as well. If I could go back, I would tell my freshman self to start believing in myself and to rely on myself, not other people.
What is something about you that people would be surprised to learn?
I have a twin brother.
If you could switch places with one person for a week, who would it be and what would you want to do?
If I could switch places with one person for a week it would currently be Charlotte North. She recently just broke the NCAA single-game scoring record during the NCAA championship that BC dominated in.
Describe your idea of the perfect day.
Getting up early to watch the sunrise out on the boat, spending most of the day swimming and relaxing on the beach. After relaxing on the boat and the beach, my family and I would go to the Lobster Trap for dinner where I would be able to enjoy a nice lobster for dinner. Then, after sunset, I would go to a bonfire at the beach with my friends.
What are your post high school plans?
Next year I am going to American International College, where I will study physical therapy and play Division II lacrosse.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years I see myself living on the water in Falmouth and having my doctorate in physical therapy, so I am able to help kids around my age recover from sports injuries.