Waubonsie Valley senior Bri Rodriguez continues to recover from an ACL tear in her left knee. It's still not known if she'll be ready to play when the girls soccer season begins this spring, but the two-time Sun Player of the Year is on her way back.
She sent an e-mail to the Sun earlier today with an update (with only minor grammatical editing on my part):
"It's been long, hard, and boring at times," she wrote. "I've switched from going to physical therapy three times a week to two times a week. I got cleared to run about three weeks ago, and I have been running the Waubonsie lake on days that I don't have rehab. Starting next week, I will get to switch up what I do at rehab and start doing more agility and jumping type things. My left leg is still not as strong as my right, so we are trying to improve that. I have about another month and a half left of rehab, then I will start working with a personal trainer. This process has been really tough, and I have not enjoyed it. It made me realize how much I love soccer and how I hate being away from it for as long as I have been."
Rodriguez spent last week visiting her friend Meghan Lewis, a Neuqua Valley graduate now playing at West Virginia. Rodriguez has made a verbal commitmet to the Mountaineers for next year.