The practice had been going just as any other when it happened. “I felt an enormous pain,” Heather St. Amour, junior and captain of the women’s soccer team, said. It had only been three days into the preseason when St. Amour injured her quadracep, landing her four weeks of rehabilitation.
St. Amour has been playing soccer since she was five years old. Originally from Sayreville, N.J., she also ran winter and spring track for her high school, Sayreville War Memorial.
St. Amour mainly came to Cabrini because of its friendly atmosphere. “The girls made me feel so welcome,” St. Amour. said.”They took me out and I just felt accepted.”
After a month of rest and rehabilitation, the trainer cleared St. Amour to play; however this decision may have been a bit premature. St. Amour sustained further damage to her quad and after consulting another physician, it was determined that she would be out for at least five to six weeks.
This season, the Lady Cavs are giving its competitors a run for their money. “The girls are playing awesome,” St. Amour said. St. Amour supports her team by regularly attending games and helping out with different drills during practices.
The women have made improvement from their season last year in which they finished 6-14. St. Amour referred to the 2002 season as a sort of rebuilding since the team consisted of mostly freshmen and about nine players from the prior season. “We played really well for what we had,” St. Amour said.
Although in her three years at Cabrini the women’s soccer team has not made the playoffs, this season looks promising. So far the team is 9-5-1 and is currently fourth in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference standings. Saturday, Nov. 1, kicks off the PAC rivalry.
As the 2003 soccer season comes to an end, St. Amour looks towards new beginnings. “I hope to be back in full strength for next year,” St. Amour said.
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