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.
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.
- Her role models include Canadian wheelchair basketball athletes Maude Jacques and Cindy Ouellet
Awards / Highlights
- Named an All-Star at 2018 CWBL Women’s National Championship in Richmond, B.C.
- She represented Canada in the U21 3-on-3 women’s wheelchair basketball competition at the Youth Parapan American Games in 2013
Major International Competition
|Paralympic Games: 1||0||0||0||5th (’16)|
|World Junior Championships: 1||0||0||0||4th (’15)|
|World Championships: 1||0||0||0||5th (’18)|
|Year||GP||Min||M/G||Field Goals||3 Pts||Free Throws||Rebounds||AS||TO||ST||BS||PF||FO||PTS||P/G|
Legend: GP = Games Played; Min = Minutes; M/G = Minutes per Game; M/A = Made / Attempted; OR = Offensive Rebounds; DR = Defensive Rebounds; TOT = Total; AS = Assists; TO = Turn Overs; ST = Steals; BS = Blocked Shots;PF = Personal Foul; FO = Foul On; PTS = Points; P/G = Points per Game
|Club (domestic)||University of Alabama||Alabama (USA)||2016-Present|
|Club (domestic)||Gladiateurs de Laval||Quebec||–|
2019:1st place at 2019 Lima Parapan American Games…1st place at the 2e open feminin handibasket international (Team Canada)…1st place at the Nations Cup (Team Canada)…1st place at the College National Championship in the US with the University of Alabama…1st place at the 2019 CWBL Women’s National Championship (domestic, named an All-Star)
2018: 2nd place at 2018 CWBL Women’s National Championship (domestic, named an All-Star)…3rd place at Continental Clash in Sheffield, GB (Team Canada)…2nd place at the Lyon Competition in Lyon, France (Team Canada)…5th place at the 2018 World Wheelchair Basketball Championships (Team Canada)
2017: 1st place at Americas Cup in Cali Colombia (Team Canada)… 1st place at CWBL National Championship with Gladiateurs de Laval in Montreal, Que. (domestic)…
2016: 5th place at Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Team Canada)… 4th place at Continental Clash in Worcester, Great Britain (Team Canada)… 4th place at Dutch Battle in Almere, Netherlands (Team Canada)… 4th place at Women’s International Friendly in Lake Placid, United States (Team Canada)… 2nd place at Women’s International Friendly Tournament in Colorado Springs, United States (Team Canada)… 3rd place at Toronto Challenge in Toronto, Canada (Team Canada)…1st place at CWBL Women’s National Championship with Team Quebec in Longueuil, QC (domestic)…
2015: 2nd place at Parapan American Games in Toronto, Canada (Team Canada)… 4th place at Women’s U25 World Championship in Beijing, China. (Team Canada)… 1st place at Canada Games with Team Quebec in Prince George, B.C. (domestic)… 2nd place at CWBL National Championship with the Gladiateurs de Laval and named All-Star in Scarborough, Ont. (domestic)… 4th place at CWBL Women’s National Championship with Team Quebec in Calgary, Alta. (domestic)…
2014: 3rd place at CWBL Women’s National Championship with Team Quebec in Richmond, B.C. (domestic)… 2nd place at Junior National Championship with Team Quebec in Edmonton, Alta. (domestic)…
2013: 2nd place at Youth Parapan American Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina (Team Canada)… 3rd place at CWBL Women’s National Championship with Team Quebec in Longueuil, Que. (domestic)… 4th place at Junior East Regional Championship with Quebec Bleu A in Charlottetown, P.E.I. (domestic)…
2012: 3rd place at CWBL Women’s National Championship with Team Quebec in Richmond, B.C. (domestic)… 1st place at Junior East Regional Championship with Quebec in Halifax, N.S. (domestic)…