Epidemic of ACL accidents in girls’s soccer brings a mental-health reckoning
Marlee Nicolos had thought it to be virtually a forgone conclusion that she would sometime tear an ACL. It appeared to occur to everybody, and sometime it will for her too.
That didn’t soften the blow when the Santa Clara girls’s soccer goalie suffered the knee damage on the finish of her freshman season. Then, when she tore it once more in September 2021, it simply appeared merciless.