A 1996 graduate of Ponaganset High School, Stephanie Boisvert was a three-sport athlete for the Chieftains throughout each of her four years. A soccer, basketball, and track and field star, she was a true student-athlete, earning the respect of teachers and coaches alike.
While Stephanie was blessed with great natural talent, her work ethic was also second to none. A captain in all three sports, she played a major role in the success of not only these programs, but also in bringing Ponaganset’s entire girls athletic program to unparalleled heights during the early to mid-nineties. A standout soccer player, Stephanie went on to receive an athletic scholarship from The University of Rhode Island upon graduation. On the court, she was a star point guard who helped lead her teams to a streak unmatched in any sport since, winning more than 100-consecutive games en route to four-straight state titles – a run that marks arguably the greatest athletic achievement in Rhode Island sports history. On the track, she was also a talented sprinter, running in an array of events that included the 100, 200, 400 and 4x1 relay, with whom she finished second in the state by a mere tenth of a second.
Stephanie continues to make Chieftain Nation proud and carries on with the spirit that allowed her to shine at Ponaganset High School. After graduating college in 2001, she returned to Rhode Island College to earn a degree in nursing. She joined the United States Navy in 2007 as an officer in the medical corps, where she has been deployed in Kuwait and has worked with wounded warriors in the Traumatic Brain Injury Unit at Bethesda Naval Hospital. Currently, Stephanie is stationed at Camp Lejeune in Jackonville, N.C., where she serves as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.