Isabelle “Belle” Smith is WestHampton Beach High school’s three sport “studlete”. During the fall Smith is an elite volleyball player, a two-time all state player, a three-time defensive player of the year and she has registered over 1,000 career digs. She spends her winters on the court where she has been a two-time all county basketball player and a member of the 1,000 point scorer club. Smith’s true passion is on the lacrosse field, where she absolutely excels. A Boston College commit Smith has reached nearly unprecedented heights for Suffolk County. A member of the US U19 team this summer she scored a goal in the championship match against Canada. Needless to say, regardless of the sport, Smith is one of the best athletes in all of Long Island.
Q: WHY BOSTON COLLEGE:
I chose a college that I would love regardless of whether or not I was playing lacrosse. I visited many schools with my older sisters when they were being recruited so I had a lot to compare to BC. At the end of the day, I love everything about BC including its great academic reputation and beautiful campus. I also felt an immediate connection to the school, the team and the coaches when I visited. It felt like home.
Q: WHY LACROSSE:
I followed in the foot-steps of my older sisters and started playing at a very young age. I love the speed of the game and the high level of competition on Long Island. I also find lacrosse to be the ultimate team game.
Q: WHAT IS SENIOR YEAR LIKE HAVING ALREADY COMMITTED TO A SCHOOL:
It is so much fun! I don’t feel the stress that I see my friends going through with multiple college applications and visits. I’m exceptionally focused on my grades. With that, I’m also focused on enjoying every second of my senior year.
Q: WHAT EXPERIENCE DID YOU GAIN FROM YOUR TIME ON THE US U19 TEAM:
Every time I see the US flag I think of the time I spent in Canada representing our country, playing the sport I love. I think of the bonds I created with my US teammates and coaches. I think of the pride we all took in representing the US, that feeling will stay with me forever. I always knew anything is possible if you dream big, work hard and set goals; now it’s cool to say I’ve lived it.
Q: WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST THIS UPCOMING LACROSSE YEAR:
I’m looking forward to our Sunday Morning post-practice team breakfasts (hahaha). Competing on Long Island, in potentially the best county in the country is so much fun. With that type of competition, every practice and every game is something to look forward to.
Q: IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD CHANGE ABOUT YOUR HIGH SCHOOL CAREER:
I would not change a thing. The wins, losses, teammates, and coaches in the past six years have shaped me into who I am. I live in the greatest town, with the greatest community and friends.