Dreams Really Do Come True

Douglass commits to Wisconsin


Molly Fisher, Staff Writer

Everyone has dreams in their life, but not many people have two dreams come true on the same day.

Senior Halle Douglass’ life dramatically changed for the better Sept. 8 when she  learned  that she will be playing college basketball at her dream school, the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

“I loved basketball my whole life but in middle school, I started taking it more serious and loving it more and more, and that’s when I realized I wanted to play in college,” said Douglass.

Wisconsin has been a second home for Douglass, as she grew up going to the football and basketball games there. She said that she had “always dreamed of going there.”

Douglass’ family has been such a big part of her life, and she said that she’s excited to spend the next two years with her sister Olivia and brother Jackson, who both attend school in Madison.

“Both of my parents went to Wisconsin; my dad played basketball there, my brother goes to a school in Madison, and my sister goes to UW, so I have so many connections to the school,” she said.

Douglass had a long and challenging recruiting process, but during it all, Wisconsin was the one school that stood out to her and the college she could see herself spending the next four years.

“Throughout the recruiting process, I loved a lot of different coaches and programs so it wasn’t the easiest decision,” Douglass said. “But overall, I loved everything about Wisconsin, their basketball program plus the school itself, so I could say it was my dream school.”

Douglass’ dad has been someone she could look up to her whole life, and he said that he is so proud of all she has accomplished.

“We are so proud of how mature she handled the whole process. She wanted to find the best fit for her, even though Mrs. Douglass and I went there,” said Mr. Douglass. “We didn’t want to influence her towards Wisconsin, but now we can honestly say how cool it is that she will be at the same school as her sister, the same city as her brother and wearing the same uniform and number that I wore. We are all extremely excited, to say the least!”

During Douglass’ four years at LFHS, she has made an impact on her coaches, teachers, friends, and teammates. They say they are excited to watch her career in Wisconsin.

“Halle is a selfless leader who recognizes the value of her team members and leads by example,” said Girls Varsity Basketball Assistant coach, Reanna Lindsey-Pearra. “She has been so fun to coach and I’m super proud of all that she’s accomplishing. She still can’t beat me though.”