Bonnie Campbell was easily the best volleyball player to walk through
the doors at Stoneham High, but her highly decorated Spartan career
almost didn't happen.
Campbell nearly ran cross-country with her friends as
a freshman, but instead chose to play on the volleyball squad in the
fall and commenced a dominant SHS career in three different sports.
The tall and rangy Campbell was a three-time All-Star
in volleyball for the Spartans and was named the North Shore League MVP
and a Boston Globe All-Scholastic during a brilliant senior
In the winter, Campbell transformed herself into a
monster in the paint while playing center for the Lady Spartans and
averaged more than 10 rebounds per game during both her junior and senor
seasons. Campbell still holds the single-game record with an
eye-popping 29-rebound game during the Stoneham Holiday Tournament in
her junior season. Her intimidating inside presence led her to be
named a Middlesex All-Star in both her junior and senior seasons.
"Bonnie" is a role model and a nice kid that I can
ask to do anything," said Deb Deacon, Campbell's hoop coach at Stoneham
High, to the Stoneham Independent. "And she is a fantastic
In the spring, Campbell was an accomplished girls'
tennis player and was a two-time Middlesex League All-Star performer
under head coach Jim Carino.
Campbell was also a top-notch student and team leader
who served as a captain in all three of her chosen sports and continued
on with her accomplished athletic career at Wheaton College.
Campbell played in 544 straight volleyball games at
Wheaton and was aptly described as a "legend on the Wheaton volleyball
court" by the Stoneham Sun. An aggressive presence at the
net, she set the Wheaton career record for blocks and was a two-time
Regional All-American and All-New England First Team during her
collegiate career. She and her husband, Daniel, currently reside
in North Reading.