Purcellville, Va. — Loudoun Valley High School senior Haley Pasqualone has made a commitment to continue her basketball career at Randolph-Macon College starting in the 2019-2020 school year.
“I’ve been working towards this for a lot of years, so it’s exciting to finally see it pay off,” the 5-foot-8 Pasqualone said. “Now, I can focus on the rest of my senior season at Loudoun Valley and then preparing for college basketball.”
For Pasqualone, the days in a Loudoun Valley uniform are numbered . On February 15, the Vikings – who are having a historic season – won the Dulles District championship against Purcellville-rival Woodgrove. And on February 19, they’ll host a VHSL Region 4C semifinal in a win-or-go-home game.
“As a freshman, I was lucky to have older teammates take me under their wing and help me fit in on the team,” Pasqualone said. “Coach McFarlane has always pushed me to be the best I could be and has always been there to support me. I wouldn’t be in the position I am in now if it wasn’t for all the players and coaches I’ve been with throughout my Loudoun Valley career.”
After graduation, Pasqualone – who was named first team All-LoCo in 2017-2018 – will take the lessons she learned at Loudoun Valley to Randolph-Macon. Led by longtime head coach Carroll LaHaye, the Division III Yellow Jackets are currently 17-8 and 12-6 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
“I think I’ll add versatility in that I think I can fill a number roles. I’m comfortable driving to the basket and shooting on the outside,” Pasqualone said. “Randolph-Macon is a very strong basketball program, and I am looking to contribute in anyway I can and anyway they see fit.”
On top of the opportunity to continue her basketball career, Randolph-Macon offers Pasqualone a place to advance her education where she feels at home.
“Right as I stepped on the campus I knew this is where I wanted to be; Randolph-Macon was the school for me. Between the academics and the basketball team I think it’s a perfect fit,” Pasqualone said. “Also, after meeting with the coaches and the players it really felt like a family atmosphere that I wanted to be a part of.”