Victoria Rampado is an 18-year-old athlete who was born and raised in Niagara Falls. Victoria grew up enjoying playing a variety of sports but always knew basketball would be the sport she would pursue. At the age of nine she began playing with the Niagara Falls Red Raiders organization and continued to play until she left for university. Growing up, Victoria played for her father Rick who guided her and pushed her to become the player she is today. In grade ten she began to play for the Juel League. There she was very successful as she was named on the first team all-star team roster back-to-back years. She was also named to the all-star team two years in a row. Victoria played on Team Ontario for two years where the team captured two national championships in 2010 and 2012. In the 2012 summer Victoria was named captain of the team and she also won the tournament MVP. Victoria also had a successful high school career at A.N Myer. The Marauders had two opportunities in 2009 and 2011 to participate at the OFSAA AAA championships. In 2011, Victoria lead the team to the OFSAA championship game where they achieved silver at the provincial level. While she was at Myer, she received the Harold Biggar award three times.
Victoria is now studying French Education at Niagara University in hopes of becoming a teacher in the near future. Victoria earned a full athletic scholarship to Niagara where she is currently playing on the Niagara Women’s Basketball Team. Victoria had a successful freshman year as she was named MAAC Rookie of the week four times and she was also named the MAAC Rookie of the Year. Victoria’s top game at Niagara was when she scored 23 points and single-handedly winning the Purple Eagles' first game against Monmouth on Jan. 19. She went 9-for-13 from the field and 5-for-5 from the free-throw line to cap a 23-point night and a 48-45 Niagara win. Victoria is excited for what the future holds for her as an athlete and as a future teacher.