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Genes may account for Pasquale’s physical prowess, but she models herself on the example set by her sisters.
“I used to watch them here and I was so excited to come here,” Pasquale said. “They’ve always taught me to keep my head up and to never give up.
“Their drive and seeing my sister go through her college career really inspired me and gave me that fire and passion to be just like them. Even though I was playing a different sport, with their attitude about the game and their leadership on and off the field, they were two of my biggest inspirations.”
Pasquale also draws inspiration from her teammates. The Spartans (11-4-2), who are seeded third at the Class 2A Fenwick Sectional, are aiming to make another deep playoff run.
“I wanted to leave my legacy but the girls on this team have all made an impact,”Pasquale said. “I couldn’t have done it alone.
“The reason we got this far is because of our chemistry. We have a big senior class so we’ve had that chemistry and been able to build off of that.”
Pasquale will graduate as one of the best players in program history, but in her mind, it was never about her.
“I’ve always just tried to encourage and talk to the girls and really uplift them,”Pasquale said. “They’ve got my back and I’ve got theirs, so it’s a good [legacy] thing to walk away from.”