Jacqueline Lavallee came out of Holy Cross High School, where she won three provincial soccer titles, and played three other seasons. She became a two-sport star with the University of Saskatchewan. She played for the women’s soccer team from 1996 until 2001, was a three-time Canada West all-star midfielder and an All-Canadian in 1999. In basketball, she also played five seasons, was a three-time Canada West point guard and an All-Canadian in the 2001-2002 season. In her senior year, she was second in Canada West scoring and third nationally. She was a regional recipient of the Tom Longboat award, recognizing outstanding aboriginal ability in 2000, and the national Sylvia Sweeney award in 2002. She played internationally for Canada at three tournaments, twice at World University Games. She has also played Division 1 basketball in a German professional league.