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Shannon Keelan - Women's Soccer
Shannon had a spectacular junior year in 1998 where she was named Third Team All-American, First Team All-Region, she set a new school record for goals in a season with 21 and the team advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16. But in game one of her senior year Shannon collided with the goalie at the College of Notre Dame and tore her ACL, MCL, and medial meniscus on 9/2/99. Shannon then began 4 weeks of "prehab" to strengthen her knee and increase her range of motion. On 10/14/99 Shannon underwent surgery for an ACL reconstruction using a patellar tendon autograft. The surgery was performed by her own orthopedist, Dr. Harry Bade of Professional Orthopedic Associates at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch NJ. Shannon returned to Stockton and began her rehabilitation 5 days per week. She continued this until Christmas break, where she continued her rehab at Novacare in Bricktown NJ. When Shannon returned to school in January she again began rehab at Stockton 5 days per week, for the remainder of the semester (until May). She was jogging 14 weeks post surgery and began agility drills and plyometrics at 4 months. She continued her functional rehab on her own during the summer. She returned to soccer field in August of 2000. During the season Shannon continued her rehab two days per week here and competed in every game. Keelan was named the NJAC Conference Player of the Week in October. She finished the season with 36 points, 11 goals and 14 assists. Shannon was also named Second Team All-Conference. She led the team to a 13-4-3 record and to the ECAC Tournament Finals. By the end of soccer season Shannon had completed 128 rehabilitation sessions at Stockton since her injury.
Fast Facts:
A patellar tendon autograft is an ACL surgery using the middle 1/3 of the athletes tendon to replace the torn ACL.
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