How to Avoid Injuries: Don’t Play Sports
Based on the surprising number of injuries this season, the Mount Marty women’s basketball team seems to have broken at least thirteen mirrors or have gotten on the bad side of some evil shoe elves. Although the team has worked themselves a bit too hard to cause these injuries, bad luck has got to be a factor here as well.
Not even the current starters are exempt from the injury list. Cheyenne Lambley missed two games due to a bad case of stomach flu. Holly Hegge broke her hand in November while trying to steal a ball during a game. Sophomore Cassidy Gebhart is feeling the pain as well, with a high ankle sprain; along with Raquel Sutera, who dislocated her shoulder and her pinky finger (not at the same time).
With the current team, there have been seventeen tears throughout the players’ careers. Senior April Winne is among these, having torn her ACL in September. Sophomore Erica Dreckman tore her ACL in December. Along with torn ACLs, Kelsey Schmidt and Kelly Amundson, who were both starters at one time, suffered from torn menisci. All four of these players were seen around campus with crutches and matching knee braces.
Freshman Kieran O’Malley doesn’t mess around when it comes to playing hard, having suffered from not only a sprained ankle but two concussions as well. That’s sure to be twice the headache. Another freshman who has been cursed by a pain fairy is Haley Froelich.
Despite the team’s misfortune when it comes to physical health, the Lancers played an upset game on January 29th, defeating Northwestern, the second best team in the nation at that time. Mount Marty triumphed over Nebraska Wesleyan University in Cimpl Arena on Saturday, February 22nd for their final game of the season. The Lancers ended the season with a record of 13-17. Imagine what they will be able to do next year if everyone is healthy.