Soccer player anticipates long recovery

By Ashley Weyler
November 4, 2004

Shane Evans

For a person who has been playing soccer for her entire life, sitting on the sidelines and not being able to play has been difficult. Mary Remoli, the leading scorer in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference for soccer last year, has been forced to sit out the rest of this season due to a knee injury.

The junior liberal arts major was participating in an intra-squad scrimmage during preseason in August, when she tore four ligaments in her knee, an injury that is all too common to athletes. “I felt very upset. Emotionally drained,” Remoli said. On Sept. 27, she underwent surgery. The slow recovery is expected to last up to seven months.

The long recovery process includes intense physical therapy four days a week, an hour and a half each session. Remoli said, “I do all sorts of things to build up my muscles in my leg like riding the bike and walking on the treadmill.” There are still five months left of physical therapy.

Remoli, who scored 20 goals last season to bring the Cabrini women’s soccer team to a third PAC title, still tries to attend some games this season. “My roommate and friends are all on the team still, but I’m not around as much because of physical therapy,” Remoli said.

Remoli wishes that the team would put forth more effort all around. “They need to find the heart within themselves to play as a team,” Remoli said.

Remoli really hopes that she will be able to make a fast recovery and return to play for the soccer team for her senior year. “I want to play again,” Remoli said

Posted to the web by Shane Evans

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