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Boy's Varsity Lacrosse team playing against St. Rita

Boy's Varsity Lacrosse team playing against St. Rita

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Boy's Varsity Lacrosse team playing against St. Rita

Thomas Waun, Senior Writer

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As the spring season rolls around, Saint Ignatius athletes are primed and ready to take the field, court and track.

These athletes will be working their hardest and pushing themselves for the ultimate goal, a state championship. One thing that holds them back is injury.

Often, the most terrifying feeling in sports is injury. Injuries are common, so most athletes are bound to face it. Both the pain and the inability to participate in the sport make athletes cringe.

Joey Hanson ’17, a lacrosse player said, “it was the worst thing ever and I was bored and all I really wanted to do was get back out there.” Joey tore his ACL in his right knee playing lacrosse in a summer tournament.

He underwent surgery and spent six months doing physical therapy before being able to get back on the field. He says, “the hard work I spent recovering really drove me to become a better lacrosse player.”

The recovery process of any injury is always a grueling and painful task. However, it is made easier with the help of the trainers.

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Marisa Fassero ’17 back cheerleading after her injury

Marisa Fassero ’17, a Varsity cheerleader, says, “the trainers were very helpful because they were able to strengthen the muscles around my shoulder for stability and they were always available to help.” She had dislocated her shoulder and had surgery to stabilize it. The trainers were able to work with her to increase her productivity and shrink that recovery time.

The transition to getting back to playing can also be challenging.

Giorgio Arquilla ’19, a varsity lacrosse player who tore his labrum during football season, said, “it feels great being back to 100% but the hard part is being rusty when everyone else has been practicing.”

He spent a lot of time playing through the injury because of his commitment. He proves how much competing means to an athlete.

Chad Larry ’17, a sprinter for the track team, feels great being back after his injury. He said, “I took third place in conference on my first race back, and I’m excited for myself and for the season.”

The strength of these athletes and all of those who recovered from injury is shown through their perseverance and determination to get back on the field and the court.

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