|Lacee Iselo 3
GENERAL: Iselo is one of the most dominant players ever to wear the Green and Gold...After just three seasons with the Saints, the forward is on pace to break every offensive career mark in school history...She has led, or shared the team lead in scoring the past three seasons and will likely become the school?s all-time leading scorer this year?A tall, athletic talent with exceptional stick skills and deceptive speed...Last season, she tied for the team lead in scoring with 19 points?Led the squad with nine goals and 78 shots?Named Second Team All-NEC?As a sophomore, she led the Saints with nine goals and four assists and was recognized as a Second Team All-NEC selection for her efforts...Burst onto the scene in her freshman campaign leading the Saints in scoring with eight goals and two assists...This damage was done in the last seven games of the season, when she was added to the active playing roster...Over that stretch, the Saints went 5-2 and closed 5-5 in NEC play...She was recognized by the NEC as Rookie of the Year, in addition to taking home Rookie of the Week honors on two occasions...In her three years with Siena, she has amassed 59 points (26 goals and seven assists)...She played her high school career at Holland Patent where she was named the Oneida Dispatch and Observer Dispatch Player of the Year...Iselo was also selected First Team Central New York and First Team Tri Valley League in basketball for the Purple and Gold...On the field, she led her high school to the New York State Final Four after capturing the TVL crown...Iselo came to Siena because of its location and friendly atmosphere...A biology major at Siena who aspires to be a doctor upon graduation...Sister Lisa (28) attended RIT...The daughter of Michael and Jean Iselo...Born July 31, 1982 in New Hartford, N.Y.
Why I Play Field Hockey
My first exposure to field hockey was when I was about 9 or 10 years old. I was the water girl for the girl?s varsity team, which my sister played on. They got me a little stick and I used to run around with them at practice. Of course I was rather small so I couldn?t do big drills, so I would just get balls and pretty much play on the sidelines by myself.
Then when 7th grade came around it was time to try out for the modified team. I of course tried out for defense, and played goalie for the first few games, but then my coach moved me up to offense. She said my stick skills were too good to waste in the goal. That year there were 13 7th graders who eventually turned out to be 13 of my best friends.
Before our first game of the season in 7th grade we made a pact with each other that we would be the best team Holland Patent would ever see, and our senior year in high school we defied the odds and went all the way to states. What seemed like wishful thinking to everyone else, turned out to be out reality. We were the best team Holland Patent had ever had. We broke and set new records for the school. We had the best season record the school had had in a long time. And our senior year, with 11 of the original girls who started in 7th grade, we won our league, won our section, won our region, and made it to States.
Of course we were good, but it was our heart that got us there. That is why I play field hockey. Because it?s in my heart, and competitiveness runs thick in my blood. I play because I love the challenge, I love my team and I love the game.