Virginia Women's Basketball Signs Two Players to National Letters of Intent
Nov. 13, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia women’s basketball head coach Joanne Boyle announced on Friday (Nov. 13) that Lisa Jablonowski (6-3, forward, Luxembourg/LycÃ©e des Garcons) and Dominique Toussaint (5-9, guard, Staten Island, New York/Christ the King) signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Cavaliers beginning with the 2016-17 season.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Dominique and Lisa to the Virginia women’s basketball family,” said Boyle. “They are both gifted young women who will undoubtedly contribute to the success of our program. Both Dominique and Lisa fit exceptionally well within the dynamic of our program and have the potential to help elevate Virginia Women’s Basketball to the next level.”
Lisa Jablonowski, a 6-3 forward from Luxembourg, brings international experience as she has competed in 46 games in international tournaments. In 2015, Jablonowski averaged 14.6 points per game, 8.6 rebounds per game and 3.4 assists per game in the U18 European Championship. She received the Best Sportswoman, the most prestigious award in Luxembourg, for her performance in the 2014-15 season. A three-time MVP of the U16 and U18 divisions, she helped her team win the Luxembourg Cup in 2014 and guided them to second place finishes in the U14, U16 and U18 championships.
“Lisa complements our team because of her ability to stretch the floor,” Boyle said. “She is a long, athletic, four-player who will create match-up problems for our opponents. Lisa is versatile in that she can face up or play with her back to the basket. She runs the floor extremely well and is a great finisher in transition. Due to her size, mobility, and length she can contribute in multiple ways defensively. Lisa has competed in numerous international tournaments, often as the youngest player on the team, and is more than ready for our tough conference.”
Dominique Toussaint, a 5-9 guard from Staten Island, N.Y., averaged 21.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game as a junior. She was named the 2015 Queens Player of the Year, CHSAA Sportsmanship Player of the Year and earned First Team honors after helping lead Christ the King to the CHSAA Class AA State Semi-Final as a junior. Toussaint also earned Tri-State Second Team and NYS All-Tournament Team honors as she was a member of the team that won the NYC High School Championship and finished second in the New York State Federation Champion in 2014-15. She is ESPN-W’s No. 48 overall recruit and No. 12 at her position and ranked at No. 25 by Prospect Nation in the 2016 class.
“Dominique is a versatile combo guard who plays both sides of the ball,” Boyle said. “She plays with boundless energy, is incredibly explosive, and can score in a variety of ways. She is a tremendous transition guard who has a complete perimeter game and brings great rebounding ability at the guard position. Dominique values the defensive end of the floor and provides a necessary spark, which motivates her teams. She comes from winning programs in both high school and AAU so she has come to expect success and is prepared for the highest level of completion in the ACC.”
The Cavaliers will lose one senior at the end of the 2015-16 season, guard Faith Randolph.