Hard work and perseverance have paid off for 2013 Foothill High School grad Cameron Stone. Stone recently committed to play Division 1 college lacrosse next year at Mt. Saint Mary’s University in Maryland. Stone was not deterred when he was not receiving the offers he wanted coming out of high school in 2013. Instead he forged his own path by packing his bags for the Community College Baltimore County – Essex in Maryland where his on the field performance, good grades, and community service caught the eye of Division 1 coaches. Stone will finish his sophomore year at Essex before transferring to the Mount in the Fall of 2015.
Essex plays teams such as Onondaga Community College and Nassau Community College. In his freshman season, Cameron tallied up 40 goals and 12 assists playing attack for Essex. His performance earned him all region and state honors. He was also given the honor of playing in the Under Armour Junior College All-American Game. The Division 1 coaches took notice and last week Cameron made his verbal commitment to play at the “Mount”. Mount Saint Mary’s plays in the NEC conference against Bryant, St. Joe’s, Hobart, Sacred Heart and Wagner. The Mount’s schedule also typically includes in state rivals such as Maryland, Towson, UMBC and Johns Hopkins. We look forward to watching Cameron continue to forge his own path playing Division 1 college lacrosse on the East Coast.
Foothill coach Jon Fox who has known and coached Stone since he was a youth player had high praise “Cameron is a dedicated lacrosse player and loyal teammate. He has always been a leader on the field at every level, and would not surprise me if he was a future captain of his new team. Cameron takes on each challenge with a positive outlook and is willing to put in the hard work to accomplish a task. In middle school Cameron set a goal to play Division 1 lacrosse and he has continued to work steadfastly towards that goal no matter what the obstacles. He is known and recognized at Essex college for his incredible community service work, along side his academic and athletic requirements. I know Cameron will continue to have a great college career and the Foothill family is proud of him and his accomplishment and look forward to hearing about his continued success.”