JV soccer player ends season with injury

When midfielder Catrina C. heard a cracking sound she knew something was wrong. The score was 2-0 and Catrina and a Bayside player were both going after the ball when they collided, causing the other player to land on Catrina’s ankle.

“When I tried to stand up, I just fell back down again,” Catrina said. “I was on crutches by the time I got home.”

 The doctors confirmed that she has a bad vertical sprain and some torn ligaments.

“Of course I am upset I can’t play but there were only two more games left,” she said. “ Now  I have a boot, and I was on crutches and I have to use the elevators to get around school.”

Seventh-grader Kate B. said she’s disappointed Catrina couldn’t finish the season.

“She is a really good player and adds a lot to the team,” she said. “I think we would have played a lot better in the last two games if she was there.”

Catrina is no stranger to injuries and knows they come with playing the sport.

“Two years ago I was playing dodgeball and I tripped and the next thing I knew I got a concussion and I was out of school for a while,” she said. ”But my ankle is my worst injury so far.”

Freshman Skye C., Catrina’s sister, said she gets injured a lot because of the intensity with which she plays a number of sports, including football and club soccer.

“She has always been accident-prone and pushes through her minor injuries and makes them worse,” Skye Carl said.

While doctors have told Catrina she won’t be better for lacrosse tryouts, she does plan on playing this season.

“I am really looking forward to starting lacrosse,” she said. “I hope I will be  ready to play and my injury won’t slow me down.”

By Rhyann Martin

Editor’s note: Brevard Public Schools policy prohibits the inclusion of middle-schoolers’ last names on district-sponsored websites.