Rosalie Lalonde was introduced to wheelchair basketball in 2011. At first glance she wanted nothing to do with the sport, but after some strong encouragement from her mother she stuck with it. Now she says wheelchair basketball is the one thing she cannot live without.
She loves both the physical and mental intensity of the sport and her aggressive style of play is a hallmark of her game every time she wheels onto the basketball court. She credits her defensive game as her greatest asset and her level of intensity never falters from the opening tip off until the final buzzer.
Lalonde worked diligently to fast track her climb up the wheelchair basketball ranks. She began playing in a mini program in Quebec before going on to compete for the provincial junior team and the women’s provincial team.
She earned roster spots on both the Senior Women’s National Team and Women’s U25 National Team in 2015. She says she takes great pride in wearing the Canadian jersey, both for the honour of representing her country and as a reminder of how hard she has worked to get to the national level.
2016 – Wheelchair Basketball Canada Junior Athlete of the Year… 2015 – 2nd place at Parapan American Games in Toronto, Canada (Team Canada)… 2015 - 1st place at Canada Games with Team Quebec in Prince George, B.C. (domestic)… 2013 - 2nd place at Youth Parapan American Games where she represented Canada in the U21 3-on-3 women's wheelchair basketball competition in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Team Canada)...
A quick study, Lalonde is an avid student off the court with a particular interest in biology. She always seeks opportunities to learn something new.
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
2015 Toronto Parapan American Games – Silver
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2015 Toronto Parapan Ams
Wheelchair Basketball - Women